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Ewing Thomas Kerr, American federal judge. Bar: Wyoming bar 1927. Recipient Herbert Harley award, 1987. Served as major Army of the United States; with Allied Commission in Italy; head legal division in area reorganized civilian courts in 1945, Austria. Member Wyoming Bar Association, Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce Clubs: Mason (past master lodge, past grand master lodge, 33 degree), Rotarian.

Background

Kerr, Ewing Thomas was born on January 21, 1900 in Bowie, Texas, United States. Son of George N. and Ellen H. (Wisdom) Kerr.

Education

Bachelor, University Oklahoma, 1923. Bachelor of Science, Central College, Oklahoma, 1923. Postgraduate, University Colorado, 1925.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Wyoming, 1987.

Career

He read law to enter the Bar in 1927. He was in private practice in Cheyenne, Wyoming from 1927 to 1929. He was an assistant United States Attorney for the District of Wyoming from 1930 to 1933.

He was the Attorney General of Wyoming from 1939 to 1943, and an attorney for the Wyoming Senate in 1943. He was in the United States Army during World War II, from 1943 to 1946. Formally nominated on January 12, 1956, he was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 1, 1956, and received his commission the following day.

He assumed senior status on September 26, 1975. Kerr served until his death. The Ewing T. Kerr Federal Building and United States Courthouse, in Casper, Wyoming, was named in his honor.

Achievements

  • Bar: Wyoming bar 1927.

Religion

On October 22, 1955, Kerr received a recess appointment from Dwight D. Eisenhower to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming vacated by Thomas Blake Kennedy.

Membership

Served as major Army of the United States. With Allied Commission in Italy. Head legal division in area reorganized civilian courts in 1945, Austria.

Member Wyoming Bar Association, Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce Clubs: Mason (past master lodge, past grand master lodge, 33 degree), Rotarian.

Connections

Married Ellen Irene Peterson, February 22, 1933. Children: Hugh Neal, Judith Annual.

father:
George N. Kerr

mother:
Ellen H. (Wisdom) Kerr

spouse:
Ellen Irene Peterson

child:
Hugh Neal Kerr

child:
Judith Annual Kerr