Otto Kerner – Brigadier General, United StatesArmy

Governor of Illinois

A former governor of Illinois, he headed the Presidential Commission which studied crime and violence in America (The Kerner Commission).

He was later indicted and convicted of bribery while in office in Illinois and served time in a Federal prison. He was released from prison early because he was discovered to be terminally ill with cancer.

He died on May 9, 1976, and due to his military service in World War II, was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.





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