Robert Samuel Kerr Edit Profile
Student East Central Normal School, Ada, 1909-1911 and 1912-1915. Oklahoma Baptist U., Shawnee, 1911-1912, University of Oklahoma, 1915-1916.
Admitted to Oklahoma bar, 1922, and practiced in Ada. Member firm Kerr, Lambert & Connecticut Drilling contractor and oil producer, since 1926. Chairman of the Board Kerr-McGee Oil Industries, Inc., since 1944.
Partner Kerr-McGee & Company. Governor Oklahoma, 1943-1947. United States senator from Oklahoma, since 1949.
Director Republic Supply Company Keynoter Democratic National Convention, 1944. Special justice Oklahoma Supreme Court, 1931. Member Unofficial Pardon and Parole Board of Oklahoma, 1935-1938.
President Oklahoma County Juvenile Council, 1935-1936. Chairman of the Board West Central Broadcasting Company. President Oklahoma Baptist General Convention, 1944.
Chairman Oklahoma Baptist Orphans Home Committee, Interstate Oil Compact Commission, 1946.
Member Democratic National Committee, Oklahoma, 1940-1944-48. Member of Executive Committee National Governors Conference, 1945-1946. Served as Second lieutenant field artillery, United States Army, 1917-1919.
Member American Legion (post commander, 1924. Member Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association (president Kansas-Oklahoma division 1936-1941). Member Forty and Eight.
Mason.; Clubs: Beacon (Oklahoma City).
Married Reba Shelton, December 5, 1919 (died February 12, 1924). Married second, Grayce Breene, December 26, 1925. Children: Robert Samuel, Breene Mitchell, Kay, William Graycen.