69th Congress Pictorial Directory, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
KELLER, Oscar Edward (1878-1927)

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.

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.

  • 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.