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John W. Kern papers, 1908-1914.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S0771 (Text) 00000106159494 Manuscripts Available -

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General Note: Processed by: Christina Baich, December 2005. Finding aid revised: Brittany Kropf, 11/06/2015. EAD finding aid created 2016/07/25 by Bethany Fiechter.
Summary, etc.: The collection includes two photocopies of a clipping about John W. Kern titled “Would Like to be a Vice President;” a photocopy of a letter written to W. H. Liggett, Kern&#x;s cousin, with genealogical information about their family; and a photocopy of a letter written to Emeline Liggett, Kern&#x;s aunt, which talks about various family members and Kern&#x;s memories of them.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: John Worth Kern Papers, Rare Books and Manuscript Sections, Indiana State Library.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Biographical or Historical Data: John W. Kern was a Senator from Indiana; born in Alto, Howard County, Ind., December 20, 1849; attended the common schools and the normal college at Kokomo, Ind.; taught school; graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1869; admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Kokomo; unsuccessful candidate for election to the State house of representatives in 1870; city attorney of Kokomo 1871-1884; reporter of the Indiana Supreme Court 1885-1889; member, State senate 1893-1897; special assistant United States district attorney 1893-1894; city solicitor of Indianapolis 1897-1901; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor in 1900 and 1904; unsuccessful candidate for Vice President of the United States on the Democratic ticket with William Jennings Bryan in 1908; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1911, to March 3, 1917; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916; Democratic caucus chairman 1913-1917; chairman, Committee on Privileges and Elections (Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth Congresses); died in Asheville, N.C., August 17, 1917; interment on the Kern estate near Hollins, Va.; reinterment in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind., in 1929.Source:Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. United States Congress. 16 Dec. 2005. .
Subject: Kern, John Worth, 1849-1917.
Liggett, Emeline.
Liggett, W. G.

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