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Thomas Kean
Former Governor Kean, in 2004
48th Governor of New Jersey
In office
January 19, 1982 – January 16, 1990
Preceded by Brendan Byrne
Succeeded by James Florio
Chairman of the 9/11 Commission
In office
December 15, 2002 – August 21, 2004
Appointed by George W. Bush
10th President of Drew University
In office
Preceded by Paul Hardin III
Succeeded by Robert Weisbuch
Personal details
Thomas Howard Kean

(1935-04-21) April 21, 1935 (age 87)
New York City
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Deborah Kean
Children Thomas Kean, Jr., Reed, Alexandra
Alma mater B.A. Princeton University (History)
M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University (History)

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


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