Katherine Keough

 

 

Age: 61

 

Summary: president of St. John Fisher College in upstate New York whose husband William F. Keough was among one of the 52 Americans held hostage in the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran for 444 days during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis who became a key figure in maintaining unity among the families of the hostages and the U.S. government during this international confrontation as her exceptional leadership during this difficult period for the nation was recognized by both Presidents Carter and Reagan as well as by the U.S. Department of State.

 

 

Cause of Death: Bone cancer

 

Born: January 13, 1943

 

Died: September 25, 2004

 

Location: Pittsford, New York