Kerner, Otto, 1908-1976

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1908-08-15
Death 1976-05-09
English

Biographical notes:

Kerner was a Chicago lawyer, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, county judge, Illinois governor (1961-1968), and court of appeals judge, from which post he was removed after a criminal conviction. He spent some months in the Federal Correctional Institution at Lexington, Kentucky.

From the description of Letters, August 10, 1974; January 10 and 29, 1975. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 434841882

Kerner was a Chicago lawyer, U. S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, county judge, Illinois governor (1961-1968), and court of appeals judge, from which post he was removed after a criminal conviction.

From the description of Papers, 1961-1968. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 430536920

Kerner was a Chicago lawyer, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, county judge, Illinois governor (1961-1968), and court of appeals judge, from which post he was removed after a criminal conviction.

From the description of Letters, November 18, 1968; January 19, 1969. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 434841885

Governor of Illinois in 1965 when past Governor Adlai E. Stevenson II died.

From the description of Adlai Ewing Stevenson : the Capitol's tribute, 1965. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 49393892

Illinois political (Democrat) family with Kerner Sr. serving as Attorney General of Illinois from 1932-1938, until appointment to the United States Court of Appeals on which he served until his death in 1952 and Kerner, Jr. serving as Governor of Illinois from 1960-1968. In 1968 he was appointed judge of the Federal Court of Appeals. Otto Kerner, Jr. was married to Helena Cermak, the daughter on Anton J. Cermak, the mayor of Chicago from 1931-1933.

From the description of Family Papers, 1922-1976 1965-1976. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 45301612



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Subjects:

  • Elections
  • Mental health
  • Prisoners
  • Advertising, Political
  • Politics, Practical
  • Television advertising
  • Eulogies
  • Governors

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Places:

  • Illinois (as recorded)
  • Illinois (as recorded)
  • Illinois (as recorded)
  • Illinois--Chicago (as recorded)