Anson F. Keeler

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Anson Foster Keeler
47th Connecticut State Comptroller
In office
Preceded by Frederick M. Salmon
Succeeded by Charles C. Swartz
Member of the Connecticut Senate from the 26th District
In office
Preceded by John D. Milne
Succeeded by John D. Milne
20th Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut
In office
Preceded by Thomas Robins
Succeeded by Harold L. Nash
Personal details
Born (1887-09-22)September 22, 1887
Brooklyn, New York
Died September 29, 1943(1943-09-29) (aged 56)
Newington, Connecticut
Political party Republican
Residence South Norwalk, Connecticut
Occupation Laundry owner[1]
Religion Congregationalist
Military service
Service/branch United States Army
Battles/wars World War I

Anson Foster Keeler (September 22, 1887 - September 29, 1943) was a Republican Connecticut State Comptroller from 1933 to 1935, and mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut from 1927 to 1931. He served in the Connecticut Senate from the 26th district in 1931.[2]


Keeler was born on September 22, 1887 in Brooklyn, New York City.[1] He was the son of John Foster Keeler and Mary Gazetta Foster. He was a descendant of Ralph Keeler, one of the founding settlers of Norwalk.[1] He served in the U.S. Army during World War I.[1][3]

He died on September 29, 1943 at the Veterans Hospital in Newington, Connecticut.[1][2]


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  1. ^ a b c d e "Anson Foster Keeler". Retrieved 2015-05-06. ... also known as Anson F. Keeler — of South Norwalk, Norwalk, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., September 22, 1887. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; laundry owner; mayor of Norwalk, Conn., 1927-31; member of Connecticut state senate 26th District, 1931; Connecticut state comptroller, 1933-35. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Moose; Redmen. Died, from a heart ailment, in Veterans Hospital, Newington, Hartford County, Conn., September 29, 1943 (age 56 years, 7 days). Burial location unknown. 
  2. ^ a b "Anson Keeler, 56, Norwalk Ex-Mayor. Former Connecticut State Controller and War Veteran". New York Times. September 30, 1943. Retrieved 2015-05-06. 
  3. ^ "Anson Foster Keeler". Grand Lodge of Connecticut A.F. & A.M. Retrieved 2015-05-06. ... Going into World War I in 1917 as a private, he came back from France in 1919 as a Second Lieutenant and retired from the State service in 1930 as Colonel of the Finance Department. ... 
Preceded by
Thomas Robins
Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut
1927 – 1931
Succeeded by
Harold L. Nash
Preceded by
John D. Milne
Member of the Connecticut Senate from the 26th District
1931 – 1933
Succeeded by
John D. Milne
Preceded by
Frederick M. Salmon
Connecticut State Comptroller
1933 – 1935
Succeeded by
Charles C. Swartz