Jeffery Stuart Kerr

Jeffery Stuart Kerr, at the time he entered Rice University in 1975, dream was to be a writer and historian but reality set in and he became a MD, graduating from Texas A&M. In1984. After establishing a medical practice in Austin, he discovered the Austin History Center and he began writing. He and his wife live in Austin.


Seat of the Empire: The Embattled Birth of Austin, Texas is his third non-fiction book. The establishing of Austin represents an early political battle for the new Republic of Texas pitting Mirabeau B. Lamar against Sam Houston. Kerr has written a well -researched and readable book about the establishing of Austin, Texas.


“Kerr provides illuminating contexts for the passionately contested and inevitable politicized question of location and sketches adroitly, the picturesque (and often picaresque) pistol-packing politicos caught up in the jousts”


Harold Hyman, William P. Hobby Professor of History Emeritus,

Rice University







Published on August 26, 2010 at 2:40 am  Leave a Comment  

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