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                        Ridge 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.

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Representative 01/03/1983 01/03/1995 21 House of Representatives PA
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