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William C. Keller, lawyer

William C. Keller, 93, a lawyer who specialized in international claims settlements, died Aug. 22 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. He had sepsis and pneumonia, his daughter, Lois Ann Keller-Poole, said.

Mr. Keller’s 27-year legal career included service with the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, the Export-Import Bank, the International Finance Commission and the Micronesian Claims Commission, from which he retired as vice chairman in 1979. In that job, he lived in Saipan and assessed World War II damage claims.

William Charles Keller was born in St. Mary’s, Pa. He served in the Army in the Philippines during World War II. After the war he served in the Air Force Reserve until retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 1979.

He graduated from George Washington University in 1949 and from Georgetown University’s law school in 1952.

Mr. Keller was a Gaithersburg resident and enjoyed playing tennis and collecting stamps. He was a member of the National Press Club and the Military Order of the Carabao, an organization for veterans who served abroad.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Dorothy Marie Dippold Keller of Gaithersburg; a daughter, Lois Ann Keller-Poole of Walkersville; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

— Bart Barnes

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