Eugene James Keogh

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Eugene James Keogh
Eugene J. Keogh.jpg
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from New York
In office
January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1967
Preceded byStephen A. Rudd
Succeeded byFrank J. Brasco
Constituency9th district (1937–63)
11th district (1963–67)
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 20th Kings County district
In office
January 1, 1936 – December 31, 1936
Preceded byJoseph J. Monahan
Succeeded byRoy H. Rudd
Personal details
Born(1907-08-30)August 30, 1907
Brooklyn, New York
DiedMay 26, 1989(1989-05-26) (aged 81)
New York City
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materNew York University
Fordham University School of Law

Eugene James Keogh (August 30, 1907 – May 26, 1989) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.


Keogh was born on August 30, 1907, in Brooklyn, New York City. He graduated from New York University in 1927 and from Fordham University School of Law in 1930.


He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Kings Co., 20th D.) in 1936.

He was elected as a Democrat to the 75th through the 89th United States Congresses, holding office from January 3, 1937, to January 3, 1967. He served on the House Ways and Means committee and sponsored the original legislation for the Keogh plan, a type of pension plan. In 1947-8, he served on the Herter Committee.[1]

He was also a member of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board from 1973 until 1976.


He died on May 26, 1989, in New York City and was buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, New York.[2]


  1. ^ "Final Report on Foreign Aid of the House Select Committee on Foreign Aid" (PDF). Marshall Foundation. May 1, 1948. Retrieved May 30, 2020.
  2. ^ Thomas E. Spencer, Where They're Buried, 1998, page 243


New York State Assembly
Preceded by
Joseph J. Monahan
New York State Assembly
Kings County, 20th District

Succeeded by
Roy H. Rudd
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Stephen A. Rudd
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 9th congressional district

Succeeded by
James J. Delaney
Preceded by
Emanuel Celler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by
Frank J. Brasco