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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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Kerr, William Jasper 1863- Educator; born in Richmond, Utah, Nov. 17, 1863; took the normal course at the University of Utah in 1882-84, and studied at Cornell University in 1890-91, and during the summers of 1891-93. He was instructor in geology, physiology, and physics in Brigham Young College in 1887-88, and instructor in mathematics till 1892, when he became Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy in the University of Utah, where he remained till 1894, when he was elected president of Brigham Young College.