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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Francis Anthony Keating II To Be General Counsel of the Department of Housing and Urban Development


The President today announced his intention to nominate Francis Anthony Keating II to be General Counsel of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He would succeed J. Michael Dorsey.

Mr. Keating is currently Associate Attorney General at the Department of Justice in Washington, DC, and serves as chairman of the law enforcement coordinating group of the National Drug Policy Board. Prior to this, he was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Enforcement, 1985 - 1988. In 1981 he was a United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma. Mr. Keating was a member of the law firm of Blackstock, Joyce, Pollard and Montgomery in Tulsa, OK, 1972 - 1981.

Mr. Keating graduated from Georgetown University (B.A., 1966) and the University of Oklahoma Law School (J.D., 1969). He is married and has three children.

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