George Keating Passes Away at Age 57
On June 20th, George Keating passed away at 57 years of age. Survived by his wife Nancy; sons Shawn and Michael; as well as sister-in-law Helena Randall of Rockland.
His parents, William and Fannie Keating, immigrated to San Diego around 1888. They constructed a grand mansion designed in the Shingle Style called House #2 on Olive Street near Balboa Park.
Early Life and Education
Early childhood is an important period in a child’s brain development. During this period, they develop social skills, self-worth and their perception of the world, as well as cognitive capabilities.
Children’s experiences, environments and opportunities during this time shape how they learn, behave and even their health for life. That is why UNESCO has committed to guaranteeing that all girls and boys, especially those from poor backgrounds, have access to quality early childhood care and education by 2030.
Unfortunately, more than 175 million children – almost half of all pre-primary age children worldwide – do not attend this vital educational opportunity. This is primarily due to a lack of quality early childhood programs and inadequately trained educators.
George Keating began his professional career at Simon & Schuster as a sales representative in 1978 and quickly rose through the ranks to become Eastern Divisional Sales Director. Subsequently, he served as director of sales & marketing for Naval Institute Press, helping to rejuvenate that publication.
He serves on the board of directors for the Washington-based Bipartisan Policy Center and was recently part of their Debt Reduction Task Force, comprised of former cabinet members, elected officials and key stakeholders from both parties that recommended a series of tough measures to address America’s fiscal woes.
He served as governor of Oklahoma for two terms and earned national acclaim for his compassionate and professional response to the 1995 bombing of Murrah federal building. His policies and recommendations regarding education reform to the Legislature resulted in increased funding for common, vocational-tech and higher education facilities throughout Oklahoma.
Achievements and Honors
George Keating has made a lasting impact on society through his legal work and has been recognized for his professional accomplishments.
In addition to his legal work, he has also contributed to the arts. He has performed in numerous Chicago theatres and was one of the co-founders of Theatrebam Chicago.
He has also taught voice and movement classes at several institutions around the city, as well as directed eleven plays for the National High School Institute’s Cherubs program at Northwestern University.
George Keating was an Australian politician and businessman, serving as the 24th prime minister of Australia from 1991 to 1996 and leader of the Labor Party (ALP).
As Treasurer in 1983, Keating formed a close political alliance with his prime minister Bob Hawke and was instrumental in the passage of numerous economic reforms such as the Prices and Incomes Accord, floating of the Australian dollar, removal of tariffs, deregulation of financial services sectors and creation of first federal budget surplus in Australian history.
In addition, the Keating government introduced compulsory superannuation, enterprise bargaining and national infrastructure development programs, promoted republicanism and passed Native Title Act. Unfortunately, their election campaign ended in a landslide defeat; yet Keating remains active as a political commentator and maintains his diverse business interests.
George Keating is an American lawyer and businessman with a net worth of $2.5 million. His holdings include several companies, such as an investment firm and foundation that grants grants to civil organizations.
He is an actor, having starred in various films. For his achievements, he has received three Golden Globes and two Oscars.
He is a renowned singer and musician, having joined Boyzone in 1993 and quickly rose to become their lead vocalist. To date, his solo recordings have sold 25 million units worldwide while his collaborations with Boyzone have sold an additional 30 million units.