Keating, Frank 1944-

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KEATING, Frank 1944-

PERSONAL: Born February 10, 1944, in St. Louis, MO; son of Anthony F. (a drilling contractor) and Anne (Martin) Keating; married Catherine Heller, November 17, 1972; children: Carissa Keating Leonard, Kelly Keating Hargett, Anthony Francis III. Education: Georgetown University, B.A., 1966; University of Oklahoma, J.D., 1969. Politics: Republican. Religion: Roman Catholic.

ADDRESSES: Office—American Council of Life Insurers, 101 Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20001.

CAREER: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC, special agent, beginning c. 1969; worked as assistant district attorney of Tulsa, OK, until 1972; State of Oklahoma, member of House of Representatives, 1972-74, member of Senate, 1974-81, governor, 1995-2003; U.S. attorney for the northern district of Oklahoma, 1981-85; U.S. Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC, assistant secretary, beginning 1985; U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, associate attorney general; U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC, general counsel and acting deputy secretary; American Council of Life Insurers, Washington, DC, president and chief executive officer, 2003—. Served as American representative to Interpol; Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, GA, former chair. Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, former chair.

AWARDS, HONORS: William Booth Award, Salvation Army, for contributions to recovery after 1995 bombing in Oklahoma City; Spur Award, Western Writers of America, 2003; Arthur Ross Award, Institute of Classical Literature and Classical America, 2003.


Will Rogers: An American Legend, illustrated by Mike Wimmer, Harcourt (San Diego, CA), 2002.

Contributor to periodicals, including Washington Post.

WORK IN PROGRESS: A biography of Teddy Roosevelt.

SIDELIGHTS: Frank Keating, a two-term governor of his home state of Oklahoma and a long-time civil servant, made a contribution to children's literature with his 2002 biography Will Rogers: An American Legend. The story of one of America's most beloved twentieth-century humorists, Will Rogers also serves as Keating's profile of a fellow Oklahoman who became famous for the folksy, good-natured humor epitomized in his well-known statement "I never met a man I didn't like." Will Rogers was described by Booklist contributor Michael Cart as "affectionately impressionistic," while in Publishers Weekly a reviewer praised Keating's emphasis on Rogers's "personality in place of much expository information."



Booklist, September 15, 2002, Michael Cart, review of Will Rogers: An American Legend, p. 236.

Publishers Weekly, July 22, 2002, review of Will Rogers, p. 178.

School Library Journal, November, 2002, Grace Oliff, review of Will Rogers, p. 145.

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