Edward KEATING, Congress, CO
KEATING, Edward, a Representative from Colorado; born on a small farm near Kansas City, Kans., on July 9, 1875; moved with his mother to Pueblo, Colo., in 1880; moved to Denver in 1889; attended the public schools; engaged in newspaper work as copyholder, reporter, city editor, and managing editor; city auditor of Denver 1899-1901; member of the first convention elected to draft a charter for the city of Denver in 1903; editor of the Rocky Mountain News 1906-1911; president of the International League of Press Clubs in 1906 and 1907; president of the Colorado State Board of Land Commissioners 1911-1913; purchased the Pueblo Leader and moved to Pueblo in 1912; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third, Sixty-fourth, and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1919); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Sixty-fifth Congress); unsuccessful for reelection in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress; editor and manager of Labor, official weekly newspaper of the associated railroad labor organizations, published in Washington, D.C., until his retirement in 1953; died in Washington, D.C. on March 18, 1965; interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Md.
BibliographyKeating, Edward. Gentleman from Colorado: A Memoir. Denver: Sage, 1964.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present