Abraham Lincoln Keister

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Abraham L. Keister
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 22nd district
In office
March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1917
Preceded by Curtis Hussey Gregg
Succeeded by Edward Everett Robbins
Personal details
Born (1852-09-10)September 10, 1852
Upper Tyrone Township, Pennsylvania
Died May 26, 1917(1917-05-26) (aged 64)
Scottdale, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Alma mater Otterbein College

Abraham Lincoln Keister (September 10, 1852 – May 26, 1917) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


Abraham L. Keister was born in Upper Tyrone Township, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio, in 1874. He studied law, was admitted to the bar by the supreme court of Ohio in 1878 and commenced practice in Columbus, Ohio. He moved to Fayette County, Pennsylvania, in 1882, and engaged in the manufacture of coke. He organized the First National Bank of Scottdale, Pennsylvania, in 1889 and served continuously as its president for twenty-eight years. He organized the Scottdale Savings & Trust Co. in 1901, with which he was connected until the time of his death. He was a member of the Scottdale Board of Education for more than twenty years.

Keister was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1916. He resumed his former business pursuits until he died at his home in Scottdale. Interment in Scottdale Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Curtis H. Gregg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 22nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Edward E. Robbins