David Keene ’53 died November 26, 2007, in Crystal River, Fla.
David Keene ’53 died November 26, 2007, in Crystal River, Fla. He was born on May 5, 1932, in New York City, and prepared for college at Wellesley (Mass.) High School and Lamar High School in Houston. He was a James Bowdoin Scholar and graduated cum laude as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He earned a master’s degree in 1957 and a doctorate in 1961, both in politics from Princeton University. In 1959, he was hired as an assistant professor of government at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. A 1962 article he wrote for a Union College pub- lication titled “The Radical Right” was inserted into the Congressional Record by Alaska Sen. E.L. Bartlett. In 1964, he took a position as assistant professor of political science at the University of Ver- mont. Two years later, he was appointed associate professor of political science at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, made full professor in 1969, and remained there until his retirement. He served with the Army’s 836th Signal Company, 76 Signal Battalion from 1953 to 1961. He was a member of Shepard of the Hills Episcopal Church in Lecanto. He is survived by his wife of five years, Sonna C. (Reinheimer) Keene; two daughters, Deborah Ann Walker and Elizabeth Keene McCloud; two brothers, George Keene and Peter Keene; and two grandchildren.