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RIDGE, Thomas Joseph, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Munhall, Allegheny
County, Pa., August 26, 1945; attended St. Andrews 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,
BibliographyRidge, 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.