Richard J. Keane (March 28, 1933 – October 21, 2008) was an American politician from New York.

Life

He was born on March 28, 1933, in Buffalo, New York.[2]

He entered politics as a Democrat, and was a member of the Board of Supervisors of Erie County, and later of the Erie County Legislature (2nd D.). He was the first Democrat ever elected Chairman of the Erie County Legislature.

Keane was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1977 to 1998, sitting in the 182nd, 183rd, 184th, 185th, 186th, 187th, 188th, 189th, 190th, 191st and 192nd New York State Legislatures.

Keane died on October 21, 2008.[3]