Tom Ridge

Thomas Joseph Ridge is an American politician and author who served as the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security from 2001 to 2003, and the first United States Secretary of Homeland Security from 2003 to 2005. A member of the Republican Party, Ridge was the 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania from 1995 to 2001 and was previously a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1983 to 1995. Wikipedia*

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Tom Ridge has 435 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1986 House Highlight as a Republican Representative for Pennsylvania's 21st district. The year with the most videos was 2002 with 45 videos as a Director for the White House Office of Homeland Security. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2008 with an average of 3,635 views per program as a Member for the Virginia Tech Incident Review Panel. Most appearances with George W. Bush (24), John M. Engler (13), Tommy Thompson (13). Most common tags: Homeland (Domestic) Security, Department of Homeland Security, Terrorism.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 2020 - Present Co-Chair, VoteSafe

Videos: 1 c. January 1, 2015 - Present Co-Chair, Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense

Videos: 7 c. April 19, 2007 - Present Member, Virginia Tech Incident Review Panel

Videos: 4


Secretary, Department of Homeland Security c. January 24, 2003 - c. February 1, 2005 Videos: 116 Governor,
c. January 17, 1995 - c. October 2, 2001 Videos: 64 Director, White House Office of Homeland Security c. October 8, 2001 - c. January 24, 2003 Videos: 65 U.S. Representative, R-PA 21st January 3, 1983 - January 3, 1995 Videos: 174

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