Paul Conrad Keenan, Jr. – Captain, United States Navy

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Paul Conrad Keenan Jr., 77, a retired Navy Captain who worked on presidential commissions, in human resources consulting and at George Washington University’s business school, died November 22, 2002, at his home in McLean, Virginia. He had Parkinson’s disease.

During Captain Keenan’s Navy service from 1943 to 1974, he commanded the submarines Bonefish and Springer and was a nuclear attack submarine division commander. His final active-duty position was director of the Navy’s postgraduate education program.

After retiring, he worked on two presidential commissions. He was deputy executive director of the Defense Manpower Commission and assistant director of the Commission on Federal Paperwork.

In the late 1970s, he directed Washington operations for Organization Resources Counselors, a human resources consulting firm based in New York.

As executive-in-residence at George Washington University’s business school in the 1980s, he directed a development program for senior government executives.

He was born in Denver and grew up in Los Angeles. He was a 1948 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis and received a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University. He attended the Navy Nuclear Power School in Vallejo, Calif., and the National War College.

His military decorations included two awards of the Legion of Merit.

In the early 1990s, he founded the Tertulia, a monthly men’s discussion group in McLean for retired Foreign Service officers, military officials and businessmen.

His memberships included St. Luke’s Catholic Church in McLean.

He was a past board member of the Retired Officers Association and the Army & Navy Club. He had been editor of the National War College newsletter.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Diana Toner Keenan of McLean; three children, Kathleen G. Keenan of Washington, Paul C. Keenan III of Wilmington, Del., and Kevin T. Keenan of Virginia Beach; a brother; and four grandchildren.

KEENAN, PAUL C., JR., Capt. U.S. Navy (Ret.)

On Friday, November 22, 2002, PAUL C. KEENAN, JR. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Diana T. Keenan; his daughter, Kathleen G. Keenan of Washington, D.C,; his son, Paul C. Keenan, III of Wilmington, DE and Kevin T. Keenan of Virginia Beach, VA; daughters-in-law, Michelle and Tricia Keenan; his brother, Michael Keenan of Los Angeles, CA and his four grandchildren, Kelly, Shannon, Jonathan and Konrad, and a host of other family members. Friends may call at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA, on Tuesday, November 26, from 10 to 11 a.m. where Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

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