RIDGE, Thomas Joseph

RIDGE, Thomas Joseph
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


RIDGE, Thomas Joseph, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Munhall, Allegheny County, Pa., August 26, 1945; attended St. Andrew's School, Erie, Pa.; graduated from Cathedral Prep School, Erie, Pa., 1963; B.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1967; J.D., Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pa., 1972; United States Army, 1968-1970; lawyer, private practice; assistant district attorney, Erie County, Pa., 1972-1982; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1984; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3, 1995); Governor of Pennsylvania, 1995-2001; Director, Office of Homeland Security, 2001-2003; Secretary of Homeland Security in the Cabinet of President George W. Bush, 2003-2005.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication

Norman, OK
Videocassettes: 1982-1984, 13 commercials on 3 videocassettes. The commercials were used during Thomas Ridge's campaigns for the 1982 and 1984 U.S. congressional elections in District 21 of Pennsylvania, Republican Party.

U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office
Operation Noble Eagle Documentation Project, Oral History Program

Washington, DC
Oral History: In the Admiral James Loy Oral History, 2002, 1 item. Subjects include Thomas J. Ridge.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ridge, Thomas J., with Lary Bloom. The Test of Our Times: America Under Siege...And How We Can Be Safe Again. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2009.

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