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Stephen Edwards Keeler, American bishop. Member Beta Theta Pi, Delta Sigma Rho.; Club: University.; Member intercollegiate debating teams, Yale, 1908-1910.


Keeler, Stephen Edwards was born on April 16, 1887 in New Canaan, Connecticut, United States. Son of Stephen Edwards and Annie Demarest (Husted) Keeler.


Preparatory education, Hoosac (New York) School, 1902-1906. Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1910. Bachelor of Divinity, General Theol Seminary, 1913, S.T.D., 1933.

Doctor of Divinity, University of South, 1948. Doctor of Divinity, Kenyon College, 1930. Doctor of Divinity, Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, 1954.


1 son, Stephen Edwards. Deacon, 1913, priest, 1914, Protestant Episcopal Church. Senior curate St. Paul’s Church, Cleveland, O., 1913-1915.

Rector St. Stephen’s Church, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1915-1923, St. Paul’s Church, Akron, O., 1923-1929, St. Chrysostom’s Church, Chicago, 1929-1931. Elected bishop coadjutor Protestant Episcopal Church, Diocese of Minnesota, April 15, 1931. Also bishop in charge of Hawaiian Islands, 1943.

Became bishop of Minnesota, January 1, 1944. President Bishop and Directorate of Diocese of Minnesota, bishop in charge of Convocation of American Churches in Europe, since 1954. And Chaplains in the United States Armed Forces in Europe, since 1954.

Director Wellesley Summer School and Conference, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 1933-1948. President board of trustees Seabury-Western Theological Seminary (Evanston, Illinois), St. Mary’s Hall for Girls, Shattuck School for Boys, St. James School for Boys, Bishopp Seabury Mission (all Fairbault, Minnesota), Breck School for Boys (St. Paul), Hoosac School for Boys, President of Gambier Summer school and Conference for Clergy and Church Workers, 1928, 29, 30. President Province of the Northwest, Episcopal Church, 1935-1939.

Provincial representative National Council of Episcopal Church, 1939-1953. Chairman National Commision on Work among College Students, 1939.


Member Beta Theta Pi, Delta Sigma Rho. Club: University.; Member intercollegiate debating teams, Yale, 1908-1910.


Married Eunice Daskam Stevens, June 2, 1915.

Stephen Edwards Keeler

Annie Demarest (Husted) Keeler

Eunice Daskam Stevens