WILLIAM EDMUNDS KERR, M.D., one of the leading medical practitioners of Steubenville, Ohio, who has been a resident here for the past six years, was boen in Irondale, Jefferson County, Ohio, in 1877, and is a son of William M. Kerr. William Kerr, grandfather of our subject, and a native of Washington County, Pa., was one of the pioneers and one of the early commissioners of Jefferson County. The father, William Kerr, was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, about 1835, and has always been engaged in agricultural pursuits. He has been actively interested in local politics and served two terms as a commissioner of Jefferson County.
Dr. William E. Kerr attended the common schools of the county and Mt. Union College, then taught for five years, after which he entered the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia. He graduated with the class of 1903, and has since been successfully engaged in the practice of his profession at Steubenville. He is president of the Jefferson County Medical Society, is a member of the State and American Medical Associations, and a member of the Steubenville School Board. Dr. Kerr is fraternally affiliated with the Masonic order, in which he has attained the thirty-second degree, being a member of the Blue Lodge, Chapter, Council and Commandery of Steubenville, and Lake Erie Consistory of Cleveland; K. of P. No. 1, of Steubenville; the Elks, Modern Woodmen of America, Improved Order of Red Men, and the Royal Neighbors, all of Steubenville. Dr. Kerr is also identified with the Steubenville Chamber of Commerce, the COuntry Club and the Y. M. C. A.