William Jasper Kerr

1863-1947

 

History

 

William J. Kerr served as president of Utah State Agricultural College and Oregon State College.

 

William married Leonora Deseret Hamilton in 1885 and together they had six children, most of whom graduated from OAC: Vesta (1908), Leona (1912), Genieve (1922), and Robert Marion (1926). Lynette (Special, 1918) attended for four years but did not graduate, becoming instead a well-known profession musician. Horace, the oldest, graduated from Stanford before the family moved to Corvallis, Oregon.

Young William

The Family

Wife