Robah B. Kerner

Term Served

1892 to 1893

Accomplishments in Office

While Mayor, the city bought the first City Yard, and land to build the first city stables located on Chestnut St. between 5th and 6th streets.

Shortest Term

Kerner has the dubious distinction of having served the shortest time as Mayor, a mere seventeen months before his death from typhoid fever at the age of 34.

Personal Life

He was a teacher at the Salem Boys School before he began practicing law under former mayor Thomas Wilson. Kerner was County Solicitor before being elected Alderman in 1885. As Alderman, he also served as Secretary at the Board meetings. The minutes he took were written in red.

Robah B. Kerner