Robert Keating, ESIA MS ’65

Robert Keating, ESIA MS ’65, who was the U.S. executive director of the World Bank from 1986-1989, died on March 4 at age 87.

Born in Medford, Mass., to Irish immigrants, Keating graduated the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis and achieved the rank of lieutenant commander in the Korean War. He then went to work as an international development consultant and directed a technical cooperation program in Chile and several road projects in what was the African country of Zaire. Keating also served as President Reagan’s ambassador to Madagascar and the Comoros.

Read the full tribute in the Washington Post.

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