KOLLER

ORION KOLLER, WHEELING

From: West Virginians
Published by The West Virginia Biographical Association, 1928

Submitted by Linda Fluharty.

     Few public men in Ohio County are better qualified to understand and attend to the needs of the community than Orion Koller, prominent civil engineer, now a member of the Board of Commissioners of Ohio County. For the past twenty-five years he has been engaged in civil engineering work in this vicinity and with his knowledge and experience he is especially fitted for the planning and development of an adequate system of roads for the County.
     He has always been actively interested in politics, having served as County Surveyor from 1912 to 1925, and was elected County Commissioner on the Republican ticket in 1924 by the largest majority ever given a candidate for this office in Ohio County. His term expires January 1, 1931.
     Mr. Koller has been a resident of Ohio County all his life, having been born in Wheeling, February 28, 1884, the son of John and Mollie (Pfeiffer) Koller. After attending Wheeling Public Schools and Bethany College, he spent ten years in the employ of different civil engineers in the City of Wheeling, and in 1912 established his own offices and is now located in the Board of Trade Building.
     He is a Methodist and is affiliated with the A. O. U. W., Eagles, Elks, Masons, Scottish Rite Masons, Osiris Temple Mystic Shrine, also Royal Order of Jesters and is a member of the Fort Henry Club. On October 12, 1905, he married Edna H. Murray of Wheeling. They have one son, John R. Koller, a student at West Virginia University. Mr. and Mrs. Koller reside in Liberty District, Ohio County.