Kelton Bedell Miller
11th Mayor of
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
In office
1911–1912
Preceded byWilliam H. MacInnis
Succeeded byPatrick J. Moore
Personal details
BornSeptember 8, 1860
New Baltimore, New York
DiedDecember 2, 1941(1941-12-02) (aged 81)[1][2]
Pittsfield, Massachusetts[1]
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Amy Bess Miller
ChildrenMarjorie E. Miller, d. January 1937; Lawrence K. Miller, d. March 1991; Evelyn Miller Burbank, d. January 2003
ProfessionJournalist

Kelton Bedell Miller (September 8, 1860 – December 2, 1941) was an American journalist and politician who served as Mayor of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Miller was the owner and publisher of The Berkshire Eagle for 47 years.[2][3] The Miller Building, built in 1912 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and now home to The Berkshire County Juvenile Court, is named after Kelton Miller.[4][5]

Miller was born in New Baltimore, New York to Henry Stephen and Antoinette (Bedell) Miller on September 8, 1860.[6] He married Anna Marie Bouck and they had three children together. Anna died, age 26, on September 22, 1887. Miller later re-married Eva Hallenback in 1893 and they had additional children. One of Miller's sons, Lawrence K. Miller, became the editor and publisher of The Berkshire Eagle newspaper.[7] One of his grandsons, also named Kelton Miller, was publisher of the Bennington Banner from 1977 until 1995.[8]

Political offices
Preceded by
William H. MacInnis
11th Mayor of Pittsfield, Massachusetts
1911–1912
Succeeded by
Patrick J. Moore

Notes

  1. ^ a b The Hartford Courant (December 3, 1941), K. B. Miller Of Berkshire Eagle Dies Publisher Since 1891, Charter Associated Press Member, Ex-Pittsfield Official Dies, Hartford, Ct.: The Hartford Courant, p. 4
  2. ^ a b Rimer, Sara (July 31, 1995), "Berkshire Eagle's Painful Decision to Sell", The New York Times, New York, N.Y., p. D7
  3. ^ TIMBB, Special to THE Ntw YORK (December 3, 1941). "KELTON B. MILLER, PUBLISHER, LIES, 81; Head of Berkshire Daily Eagle, Pittsfield, for 47 Years, an Associated Press Founder TWICE SERVED AS MAYOR A Pioneer in Reforestation- Had Been a Republican Presidential Elector (Published 1941)". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
  4. ^ Dickson, Author John S. (June 6, 2019). "38. Miller Building, 160 – 196 North Street". Pittsfield Walking Tour. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
  5. ^ "History of Downtown Buildings". Downtown Pittsfield Western Massachusetts The Berkshires. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
  6. ^ White, James Terry (1967), The National Cyclopaedia of American biography: Being the History of the United States, Volume 33, New York, N.Y., p. 389
  7. ^ Ap (April 2, 1991). "Lawrence K. Miller; Publisher, 83 (Published 1991)". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
  8. ^ "Former Bennington Banner publisher dies". Rutland Herald. Associated Press. Retrieved January 16, 2021.