William Keller (1908 – 1968), a graduate of the local Antelope Valley High School, became California’s youngest justice for the peace in 1934. He served as the Antelope Valley’s justice of the peace from 1934 to 1956. He was well-liked among the community, with friends saying “Keller was a very good judge; everyone liked him but the felons.”
Keller was also actively involved with the Red Cross and the Civil Defense. He was well-known for his speechmaking and public speaking and often served as master of ceremonies for important events.
Keller (center) is shown here with his coworkers from the court.
"Gurba, Norma H. Legendary Locals of the Antelope Valley. Arcadia, 2013.
Photo courtesy of MOAH Collections"