Sean O'Keefe

American politician and businessman

Sean Charles O'Keefe (born January 27, 1956) is an American politician. He was the former chairman of Airbus Group, Inc.,[1][2] former Secretary of the Navy, former Administrator of NASA, and former chancellor of Louisiana State University (LSU).[3] He is a former member of the board of directors of DuPont.

Sean O'Keefe
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7th Chancellor of Louisiana State University
In office
February 21, 2005 – February 1, 2008
Preceded byMark Emmert
Succeeded byMichael V. Martin
10th Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
In office
December 21, 2001 – December 13, 2004
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byDaniel Goldin
Succeeded byMichael D. Griffin
69th United States Secretary of the Navy
In office
July 7, 1992 – January 20, 1993
Acting: July 7, 1992 – October 2, 1992
PresidentGeorge H. W. Bush
Preceded byDaniel Howard (acting)
Succeeded byFrank Kelso (acting)
United States Department of Defense Comptroller
In office
May 22, 1989 – July 7, 1992
PresidentGeorge H. W. Bush
Preceded byClyde O. Glaister
Succeeded byJohn Hamre
Personal details
Sean Charles O'Keefe

(1956-01-27) January 27, 1956 (age 64)
Monterey, California, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
RelativesArthur J. O'Keefe (great-grandfather)
Michael O'Keefe (uncle)
EducationLoyola University New Orleans (BA)
Syracuse University (MPA)


  1. "EADS taps government vet",, October 22, 2009; accessed September 18, 2014.
  2. "EADS North America names Sean O'Keefe as Chief Executive Officer". EADS. October 20, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-16.
  3. History of LSU, Louisiana State University, January 15, 2010