KEATING, William John, (1927 - )

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

KEATING, William John, a Representative from Ohio; born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, March 30, 1927; graduated from St. Xavier High School, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1945; B.B.A., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1950; J.D., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1950; United States Navy, Second World War, seaman, second class, 1945-1946; United States Air Force Reserve, (JAG); admitted to the Ohio bar in 1950; lawyer, private practice; assistant attorney general, State of Ohio, 1957-1958; judge of Cincinnati, Ohio, municipal court, 1958-1964, serving as presiding judge, 1962-1963; elected judge, Hamilton County, Ohio, Court of Common Pleas, 1964-1967; Cincinnati, Ohio, city council, 1967-1970; delegate to Republican National Convention, 1972; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-second and to the succeeding Congress and served until his resignation on January 3, 1974 (January 3, 1971-January 3, 1974); newspaper executive, Cincinnati Enquirer, 1974-1979, 1984-1985; president, Gannett Central Newspapers Group, 1979-1984; chairman, Cincinnati Enquirer and executive vice president and general counsel, Gannett Co., Inc., 1985-1986; chief executive officer, Detroit Newspaper Agency, 1986-1990; chairman, Associated Press, 1987-1992; is a resident of Cincinnati, Ohio.


Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: William J. Keating, Republican Representative from Ohio. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.