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Thomas Kean

Born: Apr 21, 1935

Birthplace: New York City

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Thomas Kean

Date of Birth : Apr 21, 1935
Birth Place : New York City

Thomas Howard "Tom" Kean, Sr. is an American Republican Party politician, who served as the 48th Governor of New Jersey from 1982 to 1990. Kean is best known globally, however, for his 2002 appointment as Chairman of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, widely known as the 9/11 Commission, which was responsible for investigating the causes of the September 11, 2001 attacks and providing recommendations to prevent future terrorist attacks. He was appointed to this post by U.S. President George W. Bush. Upon the completion of his second term as Governor, he served as the president of Drew University for 15 years, until his retirement in 2005.


  • Politician
  • Film Producer

Also known as

  • Gov Thomas Kean
  • Gov. Thomas Kean
  • Thomas Howard Kean
  • Thomas H Kean
  • Former Gov. Thomas Kean
  • Governor Tom Kean
  • Thomas H. Kean


  • Robert Kean
  • Elizabeth Howard


  • Deborah Kean


  • Thomas Kean, Jr.
  • Reed Kean
  • Alexandra Kean
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