: Photograph of Joseph Warren Keifer (1836-1932) an Army officer and politician from Clark County, Ohio, 1881-1883. After enlisting in the Union Army in April 1861, Keifer was commissioned major of the 3rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and then Colonel of the 110th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. By the end of the war Keifer held the rank of Major General. After the Civil War Keifer went into politics, serving in the Ohio State Senate in 1868 and 1869. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1876 and served three terms, including holding the position of Speaker of the House from 1881-1883. Keifer returned to the Army, serving as a Major General during the Spanish-American War. After the war, he was elected to three more terms in Congress from 1905-1911. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL03922 Subjects
: Clark County (Ohio); Ohio History--Military Ohio; United States. Congress. House Places
: Washington (D.C.); Clark County (Ohio)