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Kenneth Barnard KEATING

(1900-1975)
Senate Years of Service:
1959-1965
Party:
Republican

KEATING, Kenneth Barnard, a Representative and a Senator from New York; born in Lima, Livingston County, N.Y., May 18, 1900; attended the public schools; graduated from Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, Lima, N.Y., in 1915, from the University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y., in 1919, and from Harvard Law School in 1923; admitted to the bar in 1923 and commenced practice in Rochester, N.Y.; during the First World War served as a sergeant in the United States Army; during the Second World War served overseas and was promoted to brigadier general in 1948; resumed the practice of law; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress; reelected to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1959); was not a candidate for renomination in 1958; elected to the United States Senate in 1958 and served from January 3, 1959, to January 3, 1965; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1964; elected to New York State Court of Appeals in 1965; served until his resignation in 1969 to become United States Ambassador to India 1969-1972; served as Ambassador to Israel from August 1973, until his death in New York City, May 5, 1975; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

Bibliography

American National Biography; Keating, Kenneth. Government of the People. New York: World Publishing Co., 1964; Paterson, Thomas G. “The Historian as Detective: Senator Kenneth Keating, the Missiles in Cuba, and His Mysterious Sources.” Diplomatic History 11 (Winter 1987): 67-70.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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