Thomas Joseph Ridge is an American politician 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. Prior to this, Ridge was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1983 to 1995 and the 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania from 1995 to 2001. Wikipedia*
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Tom Ridge has 423 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 3,396 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.
PreviouslySecretary, Department of Homeland Security c. January 24, 2003 - c. February 1, 2005 Videos: 113 Governor,
R-Pennsylvania 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 View Map January 3, 1983 - January 3, 1995 Videos: 166