Biography of Andrew M. Keep
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Andrew MacArthur Keep. Among the most successful of the younger attorneys of Lorain County may be mentioned Andrew M. Keep, who is established in the practice of law at Lorain. He was born at Albion, Pa., March 12, 1897, the son of W. O. and Eliza Jane (McArthur) Keep.

W. O. Keep was born in Erie County, Pa., and his wife is a native of Crawford County, Pa. For a number of years he owned and operated a farm near Albion, Pa. Since 1909 he has been in the employ of the Bessemer Railroad and is a freight conductor. He is a Republican, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and belongs to the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and is secretary of the Order of Railway Conductors. Mr. and Mrs. Keep are the parents of the following children: Ethel V., married A. S. Morrison, lives at Albion; Pliny M., lives at Sharon, Pa.; Clela, married R. C. Akens, lives at Royal Oak, Mich.; Andrew M., the subject of this sketch; Milton Harrington, lives at Lorain; Marshall M., attends Western Reserve University; and Adele L., married Richard Tannehill, lives at Cleveland.

Andrew M. Keep obtained his early education in the public schools of Albion, Pa., and entered Erie Business College after his graduation from Albion High School in 1916. He received the degree of Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College in 1921, spent the following two years as a member of the faculty of Zanesville (Ohio) High School, and subsequently took up the study of law at the University of Michigan. He was graduated with highest honors from the law school of that institution in 1925 with the degree of J. D., and during the following year engaged in the practice of law at Elyria, in association with Hon. David J. Nye, former Common Pleas Judge of Lorain County. Mr. Keep came to Lorain in 1926 as police prosecutor and established his present practice in this city in January, 1928. He has offices in the Broadway Building and is associated with Malcolm Thomson.

Mr. Keep is a Republican, chairman of the Lorain Chapter American Red Cross, director of the Neighborhood House, director of Lorain Good Will Industries, and a director of the Lorain Rescue Mission. He is an active member of the First Methodist Church, of which he is trustee, and president of the Men's Brotherhood. He is also identified with the Order of the Coif, Lorain County, Ohio State, and American Bar Associations, and belongs to the Lorain Lawyers Nisi Prius Club. He is affiliated with Charleston Lodge, F. & A. M., Knights of Pythias, Kiwanis Club, and Lorain Country Club.

From:
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931


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