Richard Kyle-Keith, 61, a teacher and writer who was chief research analyst for the Prince George's County human relations commission, died Sept. 18 after a long illness at Manor Care Nursing Home in Largo.
A longtime resident of Bowie, Mr. Kyle-Keith had served in a number of government writing and administrative positions. From 1961 until 1964, and from 1969 until 1971, he served as writer and editor for the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Deliquency.
In the intervening years he was a special assistant to then presidential consumer affairs adviser Betty Furness; wrote informational pamphlets for the liaison organization Dudley-Anderson-Yutzy, and acted as special assistant to the assistant commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration.
Mr. Kyle-Keith was born in Duisberg, Germany, and as a young man spent 10 years in the West Indies, where he worked as reporter for the Daily Gleaner in Kingston, Jamaica. He immigrated to the United States, and earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Columbia University. For several years he taught English and history at the Hebron Academy in Maine and the Friends Academy in Locust Valley, N.Y.
In 1958, Mr. Kyle-Keith came to the Washington area, and taught at the Bullis School in Silver Spring before joining the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency. In later years he taught at Bowie State College.
From 1971 to 1972, Mr. Kyle-Keith served as assistant to the director for government affairs at the Air Line Pilots Association. He then moved to the Prince George's County Human Relations Commission, where he worked until 1974, when he retired because of illness.
Mr. Kyle-Keith was a founding member of the Bowie Citizens Association. He also belonged to the Bowie Historical Street Names Committee and was active in local and national Democratic politics. Mr. Kyle-Keith was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Bowie.
He is survived by his wife, Margo, a daughter, Jill, and a son, Roger, all of the home, and a brother, E.A.L. Keith, of Crawley, Surrey, England.