KELLER, Oscar Edward

KELLER, Oscar Edward
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1878–1927

Biography

KELLER, Oscar Edward, A Representative from Minnesota; born in Helenville, Jefferson County, Wis., July 30, 1878; attended the public schools and the University of Wisconsin at Madison; moved to Minnesota in 1901 and settled in St. Paul; employed as a billing clerk and later engaged in mercantile pursuits; member of the city council of St. Paul 1910-1914; city commissioner 1914-1919; commissioner of public utilities from 1914 until July 1, 1919; elected as an Independent Republican to the Sixty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Carl C. Van Dyke; reelected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh, Sixty-eighth, and Sixty-ninth Congresses and served from July 1, 1919, to March 3, 1927; chairman, Committee on Railways and Canals (Sixty-eighth and Sixty-ninth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1926; engaged in the real estate business; died in St. Paul, Minn., November 21, 1927; interment in Elmhurst Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Minnesota Historical Society

St. Paul, MN
Papers: In the papers of Hiram W. Slack and family, 1815-1967, 1 cubic foot. Correspondents include Oscar Keller.
Papers: In the papers of William Michael O'Keefe, 1879-1944, 2 folders. Correspondents include Oscar Keller.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Charges of Oscar E. Keller against the Attorney General and the Attorney General's answers thereto before the Committee on the Judiciary. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1922.

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