BRAMWELL, WV PIONEER LAWYER
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN KELLER
Benjamin Franklin Keller (April 21, 1857 – August 8, 1921) was a United States federal judge. Born in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, Keller received a B.S. from Pennsylvania State College in 1876, a M.S. from Pennsylvania State College in 1879, and an LL.B. from Columbian University (now George Washington University Law School) in 1882.
He was in private practice in Bramwell, West Virginia from 1891 to 1901.
He built the historic KELLER - PRITCHARD HOUSE house in Bramwell.
He received a recess Southern WV Federal Judge appointment from President William McKinley on June 18, 1901 and was nominated on December 5th. He was confirmed by the Senate on December 17, 1901 and received commission that same day. He served until his death on August 8, 1921.