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Keller, Kent E. (1867-1950) | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Name: Keller, Kent E. (1867-1950)
Fuller Form: Keller, Kent Ellsworth


Historical Note: Born in Jackson County, Illinois; taught school in Ava, Illinois; graduated from Southern Illinois Normal University (1890); studied at Heidelberg University, Germany; graduated from St. Louis Law School (1896).  Practiced law in Ava.  Worked in Mexico in mining, 1899-1912; returned to Ava and entered politics; served in the Illinois State Senate (1913-17) and as a U.S. Representative (1931-1941).  Buried in Ava.
Sources: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
Note Author: Aaron M. Lisec





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