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John W. Kern
|27th President of the United States|
September 29, 1911 – March 4, 1913
|Preceded by||William Jennings Bryan|
|Succeeded by||Theodore Roosevelt|
|Born|| John Worth Kern|
December 20, 1849
Alto, Indiana, U.S.
|Died|| August 17, 1917 (aged 67)|
Lafayette, Indiana U.S.
John Worth Kern (December 20, 1849–August 17, 1917) was an American politican 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.