SUMMARY

Jimmie Kerr came to Casa Grande in the early 1930s and grew up in this community. His legacy as a public servant—as City Councilman, Mayor twice, and county supervisor (commissioner) for more than forty years--make him unique in Pinal county. In this interview he describes how small town life, and the turbulent times through which he has lived, helped him to become the man a local legend. In 2002, upon his retirement, a portion of Arizona State Highway 238 (the Gila Bend Highway) was renamed Jimmie Kerr Boulevard in his honor.

Date of Interview: March 27, 2004
Interviewer: Camilla Claeys
Transcriber: Merrilyn S. Ridgeway
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