Portman Statement on the Passing of Bill Keating 

May 21, 2020 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) issued a statement on the passing of his close friend and mentor, former U.S. Representative Bill Keating.  

Bill Keating was a true Renaissance man: an all-American swimmer who achieved great success in law, business and politics. He was a mentor to me and a dear friend who never met a stranger. He encouraged me when I first got involved in government in the first Bush Administration and was a co-chair and close advisor in my first race for public office in 1993. I will miss our visits and his wise counsel. Jane and I offer deepest condolences to Nancy and the other members of his wonderful family, whom he prioritized above all else.”