Kelton Bedell Miller
11th Mayor of
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
In office
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

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
Succeeded by
Patrick J. Moore


  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.