Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating

Frank Keating was elected Oklahoma governor in 1994.  He is the second chief executive in Oklahoma history, and the first Republican, to win election to two consecutive terms.

Prior to becoming governor, Keating served in the Reagan and Bush administrations.  He was named Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in 1985 but also worked as associate Attorney General in the Department of Justice and general counsel and Acting Deputy Secretary at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

In Washington, Keating oversaw the operations of many federal law enforcement agencies, including the Secret Service, the U. S. Customs Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the U. S. Marshals Service, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and the Immigration and Naturalization Service. He was also the American representative to Interpol and was chairman of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia.

He was first appointed a U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma by President Reagan in 1981.

In 1972, Keating was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives, and in 1974 he won a seat in the Oklahoma State Senate, where he served for seven years, rising to the position of minority leader.

Prior to running for office, Keating was a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, serving in west coast field offices in a variety of duties, including investigating new left terrorists.

Born in St. Louis on February 10, 1944, Keating moved with his family to Tulsa before he was six months old. He graduated from Georgetown University, where he completed a degree in history and served as student body president. He earned his law degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1969

Frank and Cathy Keating have three children -- daughters Carrie and Kelly and son Chip.