Tom Ridge

Tom Ridge

Thomas Joseph "Tom" Ridge (born August 26, 1945) is an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives (1983–1995), the 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania (1995–2001), Assistant to the President for Homeland Security (2001–2003), and the first United States Secretary of Homeland Security (2003–2005). Since re-entering the private sector, Ridge has served on the boards of The Home Depot, The Hershey Company and Exelon Corporation and as a senior advisor to Deloitte & Touche, and TechRadium. Ridge is also the founder and CEO of Ridge Global, LLC, a Washington, D.C. based security consulting firm. Ridge spent time campaigning with Senator John McCain during his 2008 bid for the presidency and was believed by some to have been in the short list of potential running mates.

Read more about Tom Ridge:  Early Life, Public Service in Pennsylvania, 2000 Presidential Election, Homeland Security Advisor and Secretary, Work in The Private Sector, 2008 Presidential Election, Possible 2010 Senate Candidacy, Memoirs, 2012 Presidential Election, Recognition, Personal Life, Gubernatorial Electoral History

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