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Edwin Olmstead Keeler (born Ridgefield, January 12, 1846 – December 4, 1923) was a Republican Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut from 1901 to 1903.

Edwin Olmstead Keeler
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49th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut
In office
January 9, 1901 – January 7, 1903[1]
GovernorGeorge P. McLean
Preceded byLyman A. Mills
Succeeded byHenry Roberts
Member of the
Connecticut Senate from the 12th District
In office
1897–1900
Preceded byGeorge E. Lounsbury
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives
from Norwalk
In office
1893–1896
1st Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut
In office
1893–1894
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byJames T. Hubbell
Personal details
Born(1846-01-12)January 12, 1846[2][3]
Ridgefield, Connecticut[2]
DiedDecember 4, 1923(1923-12-04) (aged 77)[2]
Norwalk, Connecticut[2]
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Sarah Velina Whiting[2]
ResidenceNorwalk, Connecticut
Occupationgrocer,[2] banker[2]

He had previously served as the first mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut from 1893 to 1894.[2] He was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1893 to 1896, and was a member of the Connecticut Senate representing the 12th District from 1897 to 1900.[2] He served as President pro tempore of the Connecticut Senate. He served as a delegate to the Republican National Convention from Connecticut in 1896.[2]

Early life and familyEdit

He was the son of Jonah Charles Keeler (1808-1873) and Henrietta Olmstead.[2] Prior to his political career, he was a banker.[2] On May 13, 1868, he married Sarah Velina Whiting. He was of English ancestry, all of which has been in the country since the colonial period. His earliest ancestor in America was Ralph Keeler, one of the founding settlers of Norwalk, who came from England to Hartford, Connecticut in 1640.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-26. Retrieved 2007-10-26.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l The Political Graveyard
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Men of Mark in Connecticut: Ideals of American Life Told in Biographies and Autobiographies of Eminent Living Americans, Volume 1 page 267
Preceded by
Office established
Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut
1893—1894
Succeeded by
James T. Hubbell
Preceded by
Lyman A. Mills
Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut
1901—1903
Succeeded by
Henry Roberts