Bob Kerrey

official photo of Bob Kerrey, PD-USGOV-CONGRESS

Birth Name: Joseph Robert Kerrey

Place of Birth: Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 27, 1943

Ethnicity: English, some Scottish, Irish, German, Cornish, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Bob Kerrey is an American politician and lobbyist. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as Governor of Nebraska, from January 6, 1983 to January 9, 1987, and U.S. Senator from Nebraska, from January 3, 1989 to January 3, 2001.

He was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1992.

Bob is the son of Elinor Fern and James Henry Kerrey. He is married to Sarah Paley.

Bob’s paternal grandfather was John Marley Kerrey (the son of Thomas Kerrey and Frances Reynolds). John was born in Michigan, to English parents. Thomas was born in Lincolnshire, the son of Joseph Kerrey/Kerry and Frances Daft. Bob’s great-grandmother Frances was born in Staffordshire, the daughter of Joseph Reynolds and Frances Carratt.

Bob’s paternal grandmother was Anice/Anis Anna/Annie Potts Harding (the daughter of James M. Franklin Potts and Hariet E. Davis). James was the son of William Potts and Francis.

Bob’s maternal grandfather was Emmet/Emmett Roy/Ronald Gonder (the son of William Gonder and Ellen Jane Shaw). Emmet was born in Illinois. William was the son of Daniel Riley Gonder and Mary Ann Leeding, who was born in Cambridgeshire, England. Ellen was the daughter of Joseph Stewart/Steward Shaw and Eleanor Gray Beatty/Beaty, whose parents were born in Ireland/Northern Ireland.

Bob’s maternal grandmother was Josephine Alice Treloar (the daughter of Joseph Eugene Treloar and Margarett Alice Kendall). Josephine was born in Iowa. Joseph was the son of Joseph Treloar and Susan Crase/Craze, who were born in Cornwall, England. Margarett was the daughter of Fredrich/Frederick Selsor Kendall and Anna/Ann Elizabeth Huffman.

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