Winfield S. Kerr

Winfield Scott Kerr ( born June 23, 1852 in Monroe, Ohio; † September 11, 1917 in Mansfield, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1895 and 1901 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Winfield Kerr attended the public schools of his home. After studying law at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and his 1879 was admitted to the bar he began in Mansfield to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. Between 1888 and 1892 he was a member of the Senate of Ohio.

In the congressional elections of 1894 Kerr was in the 14th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrats Michael D. Harter on March 4, 1895. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1901 three legislative periods. In this time of the Spanish-American War of 1898 fell. Between 1899 and 1901, he Kerr Chairman of the Patent Committee. In 1900, he was not nominated by his party for re-election.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Winfield Kerr again practiced as an attorney in Mansfield, where he died on 11 September 1917.