Oscar Keller

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Oscar Keller

Oscar Edward Keller (July 30, 1878 – November 21, 1927) was a Representative from Minnesota; born in Helenville, Wisconsin; attended the public schools and the University of Wisconsin–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 66th congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Carl Van Dyke; reelected as a Republican to the 67th, 68th, and 69th congresses and served from July 1, 1919, to March 3, 1927; chairman of the Committee on Railways and Canals (68th and 69th congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1926; engaged in the real estate business; died in St. Paul, Minnesota; interment in Elmhurst Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Carl Van Dyke
U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 4th congressional district
1919 – 1927
Succeeded by
Melvin Maas