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Ralph Edward Keller

Ralph Edward Keller, American advertising executive.


  • Keller, Ralph Edward was born on October 19, 1885 in Brooklyn. Son of George B. and Lottie (Schweiver) Keller.

  • Education

    • 1 son, Ralph Edward.


    • With Hampton Advertising Agency, New York City, 1901-1910. Copy writer, then copy chief Charles H. Fuller Company, Chicago, 1910-1911. General manager, treasurer Martin V. Kelley Company, Toledo, 1911-1918.

      Western manager Frank Seaman, Inc., advertising, Chicago, 1918. Vice president, senior account supervisor H.E: Leason Advertising Agency, New York City, 1919-1920. Co-founder Zimmer, Keller Advertising Agency, Detroit, 1920, vice president, 1920-1950, president, 1950-1960.

      Chairman of the Board successor agency Zimmer, Keller & Calvert, Inc., since 1960.


    Clubs: Detroit Athletic Country of Detroit (Grosse Pointe).


    • Married Marie V. Volk, February 24, 1914.
    • father: George B. Keller
    • mother: Lottie (Schweiver) Keller
    • spouse: Marie V. Volk
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    Born October 19, 1885
    Died September 12, 1964
    (aged 78)