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artist , librarian , Public relations consultant

Kathleen Kearney Keeshen, American public relations consultant, artist, librarian. Certified professional secretary.


Keeshen, Kathleen Kearney was born on December 4, 1937 in New York City. Daughter of James William and Hannah Pauline (Mansfield) Kearney.


Bachelor in English, University Maryland, 1959. Master of Arts in Journalism, University Maryland, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy in American Studies, University Maryland, 1983.

Modern Language Association, Stanford University, 1995. Master Library and Information Science, San Jose State University, 2006.


Congressional, legal, medical, academic, corporation secretary, various organizations, East and Midwest, 1954-1963; staff and management positions, International Business Machines Corporation, Washington, Maryland., 1963-1973; laboratory committee manager Systems Comm. Division, International Business Machines Corporation, Manassas, Virginia, 1974-1976; committee staff corporation headquarters, International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, New York, 1977-1983; committee and community relations manager Almaden Research Center, International Business Machines Corporation, San Jose, California, 1983-1992; principal, Keeshen Comm., Coyote (California) Press., since 1992.


  • Certified professional secretary.


  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Santa Clara, California, 2001-2005, Morgan Hill, California, 2007, exhibited in group shows at Santa Clara, 2002, Los Altos, California, 2006. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Friends of San Jose Public Library., since 1987, Silicon Valley Information Center, 1986-1992, Media Report to Women, Modern Hill Library. Member corporation task force Stanford University Institute for Research on Women and Gender, 1990-1994, affiliated scholar, 1992-1994, associates board, 1994-1996. Affiliated scholar Beatrice M. Bain Research Group on Gender, University California, Berkeley, 1994-1995.

Library commissioner City of Morgan Hill, California, 1999-2003, commissioner chair, 2001-2002. Representative Santa Clara county Silicon Valley Library. Systems Advisory Board, 2004-2006.

Reference library Los Gatos Public Library., since 2006. Member American Library Association, Public Library. Association, Special Libraries Association, California Library.

Association, American Journalism Historians Association, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, Women in Communications, Rotary Club San Jose, Sanitary Jose Professional Womens Literature Association, California Writers Club, California Library Association Trustees and Commissioners, Santa Clara Art Association, Los Gatos Art Association, Alpha Xi Delta.


1 child (by previous marriage), John Christopher Day. Married Walt Keeshen Junior. Stepchildren: Michael Patrick, Walt John III, Kathleen Marie, William Thomas, Ralph Timothy.

James William Kearney

Hannah Pauline (Mansfield) Kearney

Walt Keeshen Junior

Michael Patrick Keeshen

William Thomas Keeshen

Ralph Timothy Keeshen

Kathleen Marie Keeshen

Walt John III Keeshen