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WILLIAM KEATING, American Lawyer, Partner of KEATING, MUETHING & KLEKAMP, specializing in the field of General Practice. Administrative, Banking, Bankruptcy, Corporation, Criminal, Employee Benefits, Environmental, ERISA, Estate Planning, Health Care, Immigration, Labor. Mergers and Acquisitions, Probate, Real Estate, Securities, Taxation, Trials and Appeals.


Keating, William John was born on March 30, 1927 in Cincinnati. Son of Charles H. and Adele (Kipp) Keating.


University of Cincinnati (Bachelor of Business Administration, 1950. Juris Doctor, 1950). Phi Alpha Delta. Assistant Attorney General, State of Ohio, 1957-1958.

Judge: Cincinnati Municipal Court, 1958-1964. Common Pleas Court, Hamilton County, Ohio, 1965-1967. Councilman, City of Cincinnati (Majority Floor Leader.

Chairman, Finance Committee), 1967-1971. United States. Congressman, First EHstrict of Ohio, 1971-1974.


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.


  • Bar: Ohio 1950.


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.

Charles H. Keating

Adele (Kipp) Keating

Nancy Nenninger

Nancy C. Keating Roe Keating

William J. Keating

Michael K. Keating

Daniel N. Keating

Susan M. Keating Lame Keating

Thomas J. Keating

John S Keating