Keating, Frank

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  • Frank Keating (1944–), a Republican, won election to two consecutive four-year terms as Oklahoma governor from 1995 to 2003. Keating served as the highest-ranking Oklahoman in the administrations of two presidents before becoming the state's chief executive. As Oklahoma's twenty-fifth governor, Keating attracted national attention following the 1995 Oklahoma City terrorist bombing. George W. Bush considered Keating as a potential vice presidential nominee in 2000.

    Keating was born Francis Anthony Keating II on February 10, 1944, in St. Louis, Missouri. Keating's family moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, while he was an infant. Keating graduated from Georgetown University in 1966 and the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1969. After college, Keating worked as a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and then ...

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