Washington (CNN) - A living legend to generations of government lawyers during his 60 years at the Justice Department has decided to retire at age 88.
John C. "Jack" Keeney, by far the oldest Justice Department employee and perhaps the oldest and longest-serving federal civil servant in the nation, said Monday he will leave for good after 90 final days.
Keeney rose from rookie lawyer in President Harry Truman's Justice Department in 1951 to his current post of deputy assistant attorney general.
Probably one of the few non-political employees left in the Justice Department.
now see if he will consult as a mentor/teacher... we desparately need role models at ALL levels even at the employee levels
poor decision making could be mitigated by some measured long term thinking
Wow, 60 years of public service. I guess it turned out to be a full time job huh? Time to retire, you deserve it. Thank you for your service to our country.