The OCCC Public Affairs Forum features the honorable Frank Keating as he discusses issues from his tenure as the 25th Governor of Oklahoma.
Governor Frank Keating served two terms as Oklahoma’s 25th governor. As the governor of Oklahoma, he won national acclaim in 1995 for his compassionate and professional handling of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City. In the aftermath of the tragedy, he raised more than six million dollars to fund scholarships for the nearly 200 children left with only one or no parents. His accomplishments as Governor include winning a successful public vote on right-to-work, tort reform, tax cuts, and major road building and education reform. Governor Keating was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and a law degree from the University of Oklahoma. His 30-year career in law enforcement and public service included service as an FBI agent; U.S. Attorney and state prosecutor; and Oklahoma House and Senate member, including service as a Republican senate leader. Governor Keating is currently a senior partner in the international law firm of Holland & Knight. He and his wife, Cathy, live in Oklahoma City, OK. They have three children and ten grandchildren.