Kenneth Barnard Keating
Brigadier General, United States Army
United States Senator - U.S. Diplomat
Born at Lima, New York, May 18, 1900, he was elected to the United States
Senate in 1958 and served from January 3, 1959 to January 2, 1965. He was
an unsuccessful candidate for that office in 1964, losing a re-election
bid to Robert Francis Kennedy who had moved to New
York from Massachusetts in order to seek a Senate seat.
He was elected the the New York State Court of Appeals in 1965 and served there until his resignation in 1969 in order to become U.S. Ambassador to India where he served until 1972.
He was then U.S. Ambassador to Israel from
August 1973 until his death on May 5, 1975. He is buried in Section 5 of
Arlington National Cemetery, not far from the Kennedy Brothers' gravesites.
and a Senator from New York; born in Lima, Livingston County, N.Y., May
18, 1900; attended the public schools; graduated from Genesee Wesleyan
Seminary, Lima, N.Y., in 1915, from the University of Rochester, Rochester,
N.Y., in 1919, and from Harvard Law School in 1923; was admitted to the
bar in 1923 and commenced practice in Rochester, N.Y.; during the First
World War served as a sergeant in the United States Army; during the Second
World War served overseas and was promoted to brigadier general in 1948;
resumed the practice of law; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress;
reelected to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1947-January 3,
1959); was not a candidate for renomination in 1958; elected to the United
States Senate in 1958 and served from January 3, 1959, to January 2, 1965;
unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1964; elected to New York State
Court of Appeals in 1965; served until his resignation in 1969 to become
United States Ambassador to India 1969-1972; served as Ambassador to Israel
from August 1973, until his death in New York City, May 5, 1975; interment
in Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myer, Va.
Photos By M. R. Patterson, 24 April 2004