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Name:    Kerens, Richard
Profession:  Business Person
Born/Started:    1842
Died/Ended:     Sep. 04, 1916
Description:    Richard Kerens was a successful railroad and mining tycoon. He was also a leader of the Republican Party. Born in Ireland, Kerens served in the Union Army during the Civil War with the Transportation Department of the Army in the East, southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas. There he was engaged in the transportation of mails and passengers by stagecoaches to points on the frontier. After the war, he prospered in mining and railroading and was on the central committee of the Republican Party from 1892 to 1900. He also served as U.S. ambassador to Austria-Hungary from 1910 to 1913. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery.

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