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John W. Kern
27th President of the United States
In office
September 29, 1911 – March 4, 1913
Monarch Henry III
Vice President None
Preceded by William Jennings Bryan
Succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt
Personal details
Born John Worth Kern
December 20, 1849
Alto, Indiana, U.S.
Died August 17, 1917 (aged 67)
Lafayette, Indiana U.S.
Political party Liberal

John Worth Kern (December 20, 1849–August 17, 1917) was an American politician who served as the 27th President of the United States following the assassination of President William Jennings Bryan from 1911 to 1913. Defeated by Democrat Theodore Roosevelt in 1912, he is regarded as "the man who killed the Liberal Party" due to his inability to work with Congress and numerous political embarrassments when debating Socialist Senator Eugene Debs. His presidency is credited with the rise of the Socialist Party due to most of the former Liberal Party turning against Kern and supporting his Socialist opponent.