History of the Federal Judiciary

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Keller, Benjamin Franklin
Born April 21, 1857, in Boalsburg, PA
Died August 8, 1921

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
Received a recess appointment from William McKinley on June 18, 1901, to a new seat authorized by 31 Stat. 736; nominated to the same position by William McKinley on December 5, 1901. Confirmed by the Senate on December 17, 1901, and received commission on December 17, 1901. Service terminated on August 8, 1921, due to death.

Pennsylvania State College, B.S., 1876
Pennsylvania State College, M.S., 1879
Columbian University School of Law (now George Washington University Law School), LL.B., 1882

Professional Career:
Private practice, Bramwell, West Virginia, 1891-1901
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