George Herbert Kerr (1874 - 1959)

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George Herbert Kerr
1874 - 1959
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1874
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1959
Beec, Australia
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Beec, Australia
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George Herbert Kerr was born in 1874. He is the child of John Campbel Kerr and Jessie Ann Macdonald Kerr. He died in 1959 in Beec, Australia at 85 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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George Herbert Kerr passed away in 1959 in Beec, Australia at 85 years of age. He was born in 1874. He is the child of John Campbel Kerr and Jessie Ann Macdonald Kerr.

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In 1874, in the year that George Herbert Kerr was born, on November 4th, the Democratic Party regained control of the US House of Representatives - the first time since 1860. The Democrats now held 183 seats - up 94 - and the Republicans held 106 - down 93.

In 1882, by the time he was only 8 years old, on January 5th, writer and lawyer Charles J. Guiteau was found guilty of the assassination of President Garfield. Guiteau was "offended" because his job applications had been rejected by Garfield's government. He was sentenced to death -although his lawyer plead insanity - and hanged five months later, on June 30th.

In 1929, by the time he was 55 years old, on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

In 1938, he was 64 years old when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1959, in the year of George Herbert Kerr's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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