Thomas Joseph "Tom" Ridge is an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives , the 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania , Assistant to the President for Homeland Security , and the first United States Secretary of Homeland Security . He is a member of the Republican Party. Since re-entering the private sector, Ridge has served on the boards of The Home Depot, The Hershey Company and Exelon Corporation and as a senior advisor to Deloitte & Touche, and TechRadium. Wikipedia*
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Tom Ridge has 417 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 3,321 views per program. 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: 111 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: 162