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Thomas Kean

former Governor of New Jersey and Chairman of the 9/11 Commission

Thomas Howard "Tom" Kean, Sr. (/ˈkn/;[1] born April 21, 1935) is an American Republican Party politician. He served as the 48th Governor of New Jersey from 1982 to 1990.

Thomas Kean
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Former Governor Kean, in 2004
48th Governor of New Jersey
In office
January 19, 1982 – January 16, 1990
Preceded byBrendan Byrne
Succeeded byJames Florio
Chairman of the 9/11 Commission
In office
December 15, 2002 – August 21, 2004
Appointed byGeorge W. Bush
10th President of Drew University
In office
1990–2005
Preceded byPaul Hardin III
Succeeded byRobert Weisbuch
Personal details
Born
Thomas Howard Kean

(1935-04-21) April 21, 1935 (age 84)
New York City
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Deborah Kean
ChildrenThomas Kean, Jr., Reed, Alexandra
Alma materB.A. Princeton University (History)
M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University (History)

ReferencesEdit

  1. Felzenberg, Alvin S. (2006). Governor Tom Kean. Rutgers University Press. p. 5. ISBN 978-0-8135-3799-3. From the time James Kean arrived in South Carolina, the Keans took pains to retain the proper pronunciation of their name, which rhymes with rain rather than with green.

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