David Shankland Keene ’53 died on November 26, 2008, in Crystal River, Florida.
Born on New York City on May 5, 1932, he prepared for college at Lamar High School in Houston, Texas, and at Wellesley High School in Wellesley, Mass. Following his graduation from Bowdoin cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, he served in the U.S.Army from 1953 to 1955. He entered the graduate program at Princeton University and received a master’s degree in 1957 and a Ph.D. in political science in 1961. He was an assistant professor in the government department at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., from 1959 to 1964, taught at the University of Vermont from 1964 to 1966, and then joined the faculty at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he remained employed until his retirement. He was a member of the Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church in Lecanto, Fla. He is survived by his wife of five years, Sonna C. Keene, two daughters, Deborah Ann Walker of Dayton, Ohio, and Elizabeth Keene McCloud of Elizabethtown, Penn.; two grandchildren; and two brothers, George Keene of Tehachapi, Calif., and Peter Keene of Homosassa, Fla.