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  Kean, Thomas H.
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NameThomas H. Kean
Address123 Shrewsbury Drive
Livingston, New Jersey 07039, United States
Born April 21, 1935 (85 years)
Contributor*crickets chirp*
Last Modifedbnml
Aug 12, 2020 11:46am
Tags Caucasian - Moderate - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gun control - Episcopalian -
InfoNJ Governor, 1982 - 1990.
State Assemblyman, 1968 - 1978.
Assembly Speaker, 1972 - 1974.

Drew University President Thomas H. Kean is a former two-term New Jersey Governor and served 10 years in the New Jersey General Assembly, including two terms as the Speaker of the Assembly. He delivered the Keynote speech at the 1988 Republican National Convention and was rated by Newsweek as one of the nation's most effective Governors. Before serving elective office, Kean was a teacher, businessman, and ran a camp for underprivileged children. During his tenure as President of Drew, the university has expanded and improved its international and off-campus study programs, added new faculty in African, Asian, Russian, and Islamic studies, constructed a $12 million forum and athletic center, and doubled its endowment. He is the author of The Politics of Inclusion, published in 1988. President Kean teaches an upper level seminar titled "Governing a State."

On the Personal Side
President Kean enjoys opera, reading (histories), and tennis. He rarely misses a performance of the Drew University Dramatic Society and is advisor to Drew's medieval club, That Medieval Thing. President Kean and his wife live in Far Hills, New Jersey. They have twin sons and a daughter. He is also a New York Jets fan.

Kean most recently served on the 911 Commission, receiving widespread acclaim for his bi-partisan, even handed approach to finding the truth.


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Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jan 02, 2008 07:00pm Op-Ed by Candidate Stonewalled by the C.I.A.  Article RP 
Jun 10, 2005 10:00am Profile The Kean legacy: Clarity, compassion, class  Article *crickets chirp* 
Jan 28, 2005 12:00am Poll Poll: Kean New Jersey's best governor; Whitman, McGreevey tie for worst  Article Classical Liberal 
Dec 16, 2002 01:37pm General Bush Taps Ex-N.J. Gov. to Run 9/11 Probe  Article *crickets chirp* 

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Son Thomas H. Kean, Jr. 1968-
Father Robert W. Kean 1893-1980
Grandfather Hamilton F. Kean 1862-1941
Great-Grandfather John Kean 0000-
Grand Uncle John Kean, Jr. 1852-1914

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  11/03/1981 NJ Governor Won 49.46% (+0.08%)
  06/02/1981 NJ Governor - R Primary Won 30.75% (+9.78%)
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  11/06/1973 NJ General Assembly 25 Won 29.19% (+4.32%)
  01/11/1972 NJ Assembly Speaker Won 53.75% (+7.50%)
  11/02/1971 NJ Assembly 11-E Won 30.20% (+0.83%)
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