John Fontaine Keenan

Personal

Birthday: 
1929
Birthplace: 
New York, NY
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army, 1954-1956
Private practice, New York City, 1956
Assistant district attorney, New York County, New York, 1956-1976; in charge of Supreme Court Bureau, 1968-1969; in charge of Homicide Bureau, 1970-1973; administrative assistant district attorney in charge of trials, 1974;
chief assistant district attorney, 1974-1976
Chief assistant district attorney, Queen`s County, New York, 1973
Deputy attorney general/special prosecutor of corruption, State of New York, 1976-1979
Chairman/president, New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation, 1979-1982
Criminal justice coordinator, New York City, 1982-1983

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, July 21, 1983; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Manhattan College
Degree: 
B.B.A.
Degree Year: 
1951
Name of School - Second: 

Fordham University School of Law

The mission of the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service draws upon the Jesuit tradition of fostering social justice through education, research, and service. By building on its location in the economically, racially and culturally diverse environment of the greater New York City metropolitan region, the School seeks to provide outstanding social work education, guided by humanistic values and a global perspective, focusing on service to and research with individuals, families and groups, organizations, and communities. The School advocates for improving the quality of life for society's most vulnerable populations through teaching, practice, influencing policy, and the development and dissemination of knowledge.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1954

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Court Name: 

New York Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
Ronald Reagan
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
9/20/1983
Retirement from Active Service: 
12/31/1996
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