Bachelor of Business Administration, University Cincinnati, 1950. Juris Doctor, University Cincinnati, 1950. Doctor of Laws, University Cincinnati, 1975.
Assistant attorney general Ohio, 1957-1958. Judge Cincinnati Municipal Court, 1958-1965, presiding judge, 1962-1963. Judge Court Common Pleas, Hamilton County, Ohio, 1965-1967.
Member Cincinnati City Council, 1967-1970, United States Congress from 1st Ohio District, 1971—1974. President, public Cincinnati Enquirer, Inc., 1974-1984. President Gannett Central Newspaper Group, 1979-1984.
Senior vice president, president newspaper div. Gannett Company, Inc., Washington, 1984-1986, executive vice president, general counsel, since 1986. Chairman, public Cincinnati Inquirer.
Chairman Associated Press, New York City. Director Fifth Third bank corporation.
Board directors Kenton County Airport. Served with United States Naval Reserve, World World War World War II. Member Ohio Newspaper Association, Newspaper Advertising Bureau, Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce.
(director, chairman 1981), American Newspaper Publications Association, American Society Newspaper Editors, Former Members Congress, executive officer since 1986), Associated Press (board directors since 1977, chairman board since 1987), American Legion, Sigma Chi.
Married Nancy Nenninger, September 22, 1951. Children: Nancy C. Keating Roe, William J., Michael K., Daniel N., Susan M. Keating Lame, Thomas J., John S.