Kean. Governor Thomas H. Kean (1982-1990)

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Thomas Howard Kean was born April 21, 1935. He served as the 48th Governor of New Jersey from 1982 to 1990 (Republican). Governor Kean was 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.