Richmond Bowling Keech

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Richmond Bowling Keech (November 28, 1896 – April 13, 1986) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Washington, D.C., Keech received a LL.B. from Georgetown University Law School in 1922 and an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law School in 1923. U.S. Navy, Transport Service, World War I. He was in private practice in Washington, D.C. from 1922 to 1925. He was an Assistant corporation counsel, Washington, D.C. from 1925 to 1930. He was a Professor of law, National University in 1930. He was a People's counsel of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C. from 1930 to 1934. He was a Law member and vice chairman, Public Utilities Commission from 1934 to 1940. He was a Corporation counsel, Washington, D.C. from 1940 to 1945. He was an Administrative assistant to President Harry S. Truman from 1945 to 1946.

Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Keech received a recess appointment from Harry S. Truman on October 14, 1946, to a seat vacated by Jesse C. Adkins. Formally nominated on January 8, 1947. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 22, 1947, and received his commission on January 24, 1947. He served as chief judge from 1966-1966. He assumed senior status on November 1, 1966. Keech served in that capacity until his death.


Legal offices
Preceded by
Jesse Corcoran Adkins
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Succeeded by
Joseph Cornelius Waddy