Carroll D. Kearns

Carroll Dudley Kearns (May 7, 1900 – June 11, 1976) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Carroll D. Kearns
Carroll Kearns.jpg
Kearns, c. 1961
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania
In office
January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1963
Preceded byThomas E. Morgan
Succeeded byHerman P. Eberharter
Constituency28th district (1947–1953)
24th district (1953–1963)
Personal details
Born(1900-05-07)May 7, 1900
Youngstown, Ohio, U.S.
DiedJune 11, 1976(1976-06-11) (aged 76)
Meadville, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
Nora Mary Lynch
(m. 1933)
Children0
Parents
  • Patrick Henry Kearns (father)
  • Ida May Carroll (mother)
Alma materWestminster College
University of Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania State University
Occupation
  • Concert artist
  • conductor
  • school administrator
  • politician

BiographyEdit

Kearns was born in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of Patrick Henry and Ida May (née Carroll) Kearns.[1] He moved with his parents to New Castle, PA, in 1901. He was a student in the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps at the University of Pittsburgh in 1918, at the Chicago Musical College in Chicago, receiving a B.M. in 1921 and D.M. in 1948. He also received a B.S. from Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA, in 1933, and an M.E. from the University of Pittsburgh, in 1938. He took special studies at Penn State College at State College, PA in 1932 and 1933. He was engaged in the construction business in Chicago from 1925 through 1929. He taught school and engaged in educational work in supervisory and administrative positions in Illinois and Pennsylvania from 1924 through 1947, and also pursued a musical career as a concert artist and conductor.

He married Nora Mary Lynch in New Castle on August 30, 1933.[2]

He was elected as a Republican to the Eightieth and to the seven succeeding Congresses. He served as the ranking minority member on the United States House Committee on Education and Labor during the 86th and 87th Congresses.[3] He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1962. after his time in Congress he became engaged in manufacturing from 1963 to 1970. Kearns voted in favor of the Civil Rights Acts of 1957 and 1960,[4][5] but voted present on the 24th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Patrick Henry Kearns". New Castle News. 1936-02-25. Retrieved 2022-01-06.
  2. ^ "Carroll D. Kearns Weds Greenville Girl". 1933-09-02. Retrieved 2022-01-06.
  3. ^ Committee on Education and the Workforce Archived June 25, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "HR 6127. CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1957". GovTrack.us.
  5. ^ "HR 8601. PASSAGE".
  6. ^ "S.J. RES. 29. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO BAN THE USE OF POLL TAX AS A REQUIREMENT FOR VOTING IN FEDERAL ELECTIONS". GovTrack.us.

SourcesEdit

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 28th congressional district

1947–1953
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 24th congressional district

1953–1963
Succeeded by