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Encyclopedia > Thomas Kean
Thomas Kean
Thomas Kean

In office
1982 – 1990
Preceded by Brendan T. Byrne
Succeeded by James J. Florio

Born April 21, 1935
New York City
Political party Republican

Thomas Howard Kean (born April 21, 1935) is an American Republican Party politician, who served as the 48th Governor of New Jersey, from 1982 to 1990. cropped version of Image:Tkean_lg. ... The Governor of New Jersey is the chief executive of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Brendan Thomas Byrne (born April 1, 1924) was the Democratic Governor of the U.S. state of New Jersey from 1974 to 1982. ... James Joseph Florio (born August 29, 1937) was the Democratic Governor of the U.S. state of New Jersey from 1990 to 1994, the first Italian-American to hold the position. ... April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps, Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... For other uses, see Republican Party (disambiguation) or GOP (disambiguation). ... April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... For other uses, see Republican Party (disambiguation) or GOP (disambiguation). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This is a list of governors of New Jersey. ... The Governor of New Jersey is the chief executive of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ...


He is perhaps best known globally, however, for his appointment, in 2002, as 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. The Commissions seal The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission, was set up in late 2002 to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...

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Early life

Kean (sounds like cane) was born in New York City to a long line of New Jersey politicians. His father, Robert Kean, was a U.S. Congressman. His grandfather Hamilton Fish Kean and grand-uncle John Kean both served as U.S. Senators. His other grand-uncle was Hamilton Fish, a U.S. Senator, Governor of New York, and U.S. Secretary of State. Also, Kean's great-great grandfather was a delegate to the Continental Congress Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps, Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Robert Winthrop Kean (September 28, 1893; Elberon, New Jersey – September 21, 1980; Livingston, New Jersey) was a Republican politician who represented New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives for twenty years. ... Hamilton Fish Kean (February 27, 1862; Union Township, Union County, New Jersey – December 27, 1941; New York City) was a U.S. senator from New Jersey. ... John Kean (December 4, 1852 – November 4, 1914) was an American lawyer and banker from Elizabeth, New Jersey. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Hamilton Fish Hamilton Fish, (3 August 1808–7 September 1893), born in New York City, was an American statesman who served as Governor of New York, United States Senator and United States Secretary of State. ... Seal of the United States Department of State. ... The Continental Congress is the label given to two successive bodies of representatives of the inhabitants of the Thirteen Colonies in 18th century British North America: The First Continental Congress met from September 5, 1774, to October 26, 1774. ...


Education

Kean was educated at St. Mark's School in Southborough, Massachusetts, and then at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey and Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. For the private boys school in Dallas, see St. ... Center of Southborough Southborough is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Princeton University is a coeducational private university located in Princeton, New Jersey in the United States of America. ... Nassau Street, Princetons main street. ... Teachers College, view down West 120th Street. ...


New Jersey political career

Originally a teacher of history and government, Kean was elected, in 1967, as a Republican to the New Jersey General Assembly. HIStory: Past, Present and Future – Book I is a two-disc album by Michael Jackson released in 1995 by the Epic Records division of Sony BMG. The first disc (HIStory Begins) is a fifteen-track greatest hits (later released as Greatest Hits - HIStory Volume I), while the second disc (HIStory... The New Jersey General Assembly is the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature. ...


With a split among the Assembly's Democrats, Kean obtained the support of one of the Democratic factions and thereby was elected New Jersey House Speaker in 1972. In the next Assembly, in 1974, the Democrats united behind one candidate for Speaker and Kean was relegated to minority leader of the Assembly. In 1973, he briefly served as acting New Jersey Governor.


1977 Gubernatorial loss

In 1977, Kean ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for New Jersey Governor. Although he has spent most of his career as a political moderate, in this 1977 race Kean ran to the right of New Jersey Senate Minority Leader Raymond Bateman. Bateman defeated Kean and won the nomination, though Bateman went on to lose the general election to Brendan Byrne. Brendan Thomas Byrne (born April 1, 1924) was the Democratic governor of the U.S. state of New Jersey from 1974 to 1982. ...


1981 Gubernatorial victory and 1985 re-election

Kean fared better four years later, in 1981, when he again ran for Governor, and this time defeated U.S. Representative James Florio in the closest election in New Jersey Gubernatorial election history; Kean won by fewer than 1,800 votes. James Joseph Florio (born August 29, 1937), usually known as Jim Florio, was the Democratic Governor of New Jersey from 1990 to 1994, the first Italian-American to hold the position. ...


Kean proved hugely popular in office. In striking contrast to his slim 1981 victory, he won re-election in 1985 with the largest margin of victory in the history of New Jersey Gubernatorial races, defeating Peter Shapiro, then the Essex County County Executive. Essex County is a county located in the northeastern part of the state of New Jersey. ...


1988 Republican Convention speech

In 1988, reflecting his stature as an up-and-coming leader of the Republican Party's moderate wing, Kean delivered the keynote speech at the 1988 Republican National Convention in New Orleans. The same year, he also authored a book, The Politics of Inclusion, published by Free Press, which urged political cooperation among historically divided interest groups and politicians. Ronald and Nancy Reagan at the podium on August 15, 1988. ... Nickname: The Crescent City, The Big Easy, The City That Care Forgot, NOLA (acronym for New Orleans, LA) Location in the State of Louisiana and the United States Coordinates: Country United States State Louisiana Parish Orleans Founded 1718 Mayor Ray Nagin (D) Area    - City 350. ...


New Jersey Republican political machine

Limited to two Gubernatorial terms by the New Jersey State Constitution, Kean left office in January, 1990 as one of the most popular political figures in New Jersey political history. He was succeeded by Florio, who won a landslide victory in November 1989. But Florio struggled greatly in the face of growing political opposition, including growing Republican influence in the state, led in part by former Kean aides and political allies. Florio also was labeled as a "pro-tax" "liberal" by Republicans, further damaging his political support. The Constitution of the State of New Jersey is the basic governing document of the State of New Jersey. ...


Throughout his political career, Kean was known for attracting bright, rising stars with deep public policy expertise. Former New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Doug Forrester, New Jersey Congressman Bob Franks, and other leading New Jersey and national Republican figures began their political and public policy careers in his state administration. Following the end of his Governorship, these and other Republicans from the Kean administration helped expand the Republican political machine that was beginning to emerge in New Jersey, a traditionally Democratic state. Forrester is inaugurated as Mayor of West Windsor in 1979. ... Robert Douglas Franks (1951-) is a Republican politician and former U.S. Representative from New Jersey. ... For other uses, see Republican Party (disambiguation) or GOP (disambiguation). ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ...


While Democrats continued to win many offices throughout the state, this new Republican political machine helped propel Republican Christine Todd Whitman to victory against Florio in the 1993 New Jersey Gubernatorial race. Whitman was reelected in 1997, against James McGreevey, again signalling the success of the new Republican machine in New Jersey. Both Whitman elections were won narrowly, but signaled the influence and potential of New Jersey's growing Republican leadership. Christine Todd Christie Whitman (born September 26, 1946) is an American Republican politician and author, who served as the 50th Governor of New Jersey and was the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in the administration of President George W. Bush. ... James E. Jim McGreevey (born August 6, 1957) is an American politician from the Democratic Party. ...


Drew University

Following the end of his second Gubernatorial term, Kean was named President of Drew University, a small liberal arts university in Madison, New Jersey. Kean's considerable standing as a popular former governor of the state was helpful as he undertook an upgrading of the university's campus and academic programs. Popular among the student body, Kean served as Drew's President until 2005. Drew University is a small, private university located in Madison, New Jersey. ... Madison is a borough in Morris County, New Jersey, in the United States. ...


National policy leadership

Involvement beginning in 1990

Thomas Kean with the One America Initiative.
Thomas Kean with the One America Initiative.

While leading Drew University, Kean also continued to expand his role as a national political leader, forging close working relationships with the administrations of George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton (with whom he had worked closely in the National Governors Association) and George W. Bush, who saw Kean as an important national political ally. Image File history File links Thomas_H._Kean. ... Image File history File links Thomas_H._Kean. ... One America Initiative See also External links Categories: | | | | ... George Herbert Walker Bush GCB (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States of America serving from 1989 to 1993. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... The National Governors Association (NGA) is an organization of the governors of the fifty U.S. states and five U.S. territories (American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


Former Heritage Foundation foreign policy analyst Michael Johns and other national policy and political leaders were recruited by Kean to support and help administer his growing involvement in a broad range of national policy initiatives in the fields of education, environmental, low-income housing, foreign policy and other issues. The Heritage Foundation is an influential public policy research institute based in Washington, D.C., in the United States. ... Michael Johns (born September 8, 1964 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is an American health care executive, former federal government of the United States official and conservative policy analyst and writer. ...


Helping bolster Kean's foreign policy credentials to ultimately head the 9/11 Commission, Kean quickly was appointed to the boards of several important foreign policy bodies, including the U.S. government-funded National Endowment for Democracy (NED), which was heavily engaged in supporting democracy-building programs in former Eastern bloc and other nations, and a Presidential advisory commission on a post-Castro Cuba, chaired by former U.S. Presidential Republican candidate Steve Forbes. In 1997, Kean was appointed as an Advisory Board member of President Clinton's One America Initiative, designed to help heal racial divides in the nation. The Commissions seal The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission, was set up in late 2002 to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response... The National Endowment for Democracy, or NED, is a U.S. non-profit organization that was founded in 1983, purportedly to help train people in democracy and manage money grants from the U.S. Congress to that effect. ... A map of the Eastern Bloc. ... Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born on August 13, 1926) is the current President of Cuba but on indefinite medical hiatus. ... Malcolm Stevenson Steve Forbes Jr. ... One America Initiative See also External links Categories: | | | | ...


Heading the September 11 Commission

Main article: 9/11 Commission

Following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States by al-Qaeda, political pressure grew for an independent commission to independently investigate why the attacks were not prevented by U.S. national security organizations, including the Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense, National Security Agency and others, and to provide recommendations for preventing future terrorist attacks. The Commissions seal The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission, was set up in late 2002 to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response... The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ... Al-Qaeda (Arabic: القاعدة, the foundation or the base) is the name given to a worldwide network of militant Islamist organizations under the leadership of Osama bin Laden. ... CIA redirects here. ... The United States Department of Defense, abbreviated DoD or DOD and sometimes called the Defense Department, is a civilian Cabinet organization of the United States government. ... The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) is the U.S. governments cryptologic organization. ...


Bush appoints Kean

The cover of the final 9/11 Commission report
The cover of the final 9/11 Commission report

Bush initially selected former Nixon Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to head the Commission, known as the "National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States", or the 9/11 Commission. But on December 13, 2002, Kissinger resigned as the Commission's Chairman under pressure related to his global business conflicts. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1484x2084, 946 KB) Source: http://www. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1484x2084, 946 KB) Source: http://www. ... The Commissions seal The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission, was set up in late 2002 to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... In several countries, Secretary of State is a senior government position. ... Henry Alfred Kissinger (born Heinz Alfred Kissinger on May 27, 1923) is a German-born American diplomat, Nobel laureate and statesman. ... The Commissions seal The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission, was set up in late 2002 to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


Noting Kean's post-Gubernational foreign policy involvement and his reputation as a consensus-oriented political leader, Bush nominated Kean to succeed Kissinger in leading the important and politically-sensitive Commission. The Commission is widely considered the most important independent U.S. government commission since the Warren Commission, which was charged with investigating the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and perhaps the most important in American history given its mammoth responsibility for investigating the causes of the first foreign attack on the U.S. mainland since the War of 1812, and recommending steps to defend the U.S. from future attacks. Warren Commission report cover page The Presidents Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, known unofficially as The Warren Commission, was established on November 29, 1963, by Lyndon B. Johnson to investigate the assassination of the U.S. President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. ... For other persons named John Kennedy, see John Kennedy (disambiguation). ... This article is about a war between the United States of America and Great Britain. ...


Criticisms of Kean's 9/11 Chairmanship

Just as some had criticized Kissinger's nomination, Kean's leadership of the Commission also drew some criticism. Some alleged that Kean did not have the depth of foreign policy and national security expertise needed to manage an investigation so integral to the future of American national security[1].


Kean also had several business relations that were viewed as potentially conflicting. He is a board member of Hess Corporation, a petroleum company with business in the Middle East. He had purported business relations with Khalid bin Mahfouz, a multi-billionaire accused of supporting al-Qaeda[2]. Other Commission members were similarly criticized for potential business and political conflicts. The Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES) is an integrated oil company based in New York City. ... Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Sarnia, Ontario Ignacy Łukasiewicz - inventor of the refining of kerosene from crude oil. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Khalid bin Mahfouz (Arabic: خالد بن محفوظ; born 1949) is a wealthy Saudi Arabian businessman accused of supporting al-Qaeda. ...


Once the Commission began its work, some critics argued that Kean, the Commission members, and the Commission staff almost all had various business and political conflicts that made it difficult to lay blame on their political allies. One prominent example was the Commission's Staff Director, Philip D. Zelikow, who had served on George W. Bush's Presidential transition team and had worked closely with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, a key Commission witness, in the George H. W. Bush administration. Philip D. Zelikow is best known as the executive director of the 9/11 Commission. ... Condoleezza Rice (born November 14, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama) is the 66th United States Secretary of State, and the second in the administration of President George W. Bush to hold the office. ...


Kean has also been criticized for using his role as the chairman of the 9/11 Commission in order to make profit, such as his book, Without Precedent. Some also argue that his endorsement of TV movie, The Path to 9/11, was misguided. The film features some scenes which are known to be unfactual, according to those involved and the official 9/11 Commission Report. Kean was also a paid consultant to the film and was credited as an executive producer. Promotional material for The Path to 9/11 The Path to 9/11 was a controversial two-part miniseries that aired in the United States on ABC television on September 10, 2006 at 8 p. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Kean: 9/11 was "preventable"

On April 4, 2004, Kean stated that the September 11 attacks could have been prevented had the United States government acted sooner to dismantle al-Qaeda and responded more quickly to other terrorist threats, which was seen as a political criticism of the Clinton administration's perceived failure to act with sufficient aggression against al-Qaeda. The cover of the final 9/11 report, which can be purchased in bookstores across the United States and around the world The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On July 22, 2004, the Commission issued its final report, the 9/11 Commission Report, which concluded that the CIA and the FBI had ill-served President Bush and the American people in failing to predict or prevent the September 11 attacks, which the report concluded was preventable. July 22 is the 203rd day (204th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 162 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The cover of the final 9/11 report, which can be purchased in bookstores across the United States and around the world The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a federal criminal investigative, intelligence agency, and the primary investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ...


Without Precedent

On August 15, 2006, a book by Kean and 9/11 Commission Vice Chairman Lee H. Hamilton, titled Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission, was released regarding the September 11 attacks and the September 11 Commission. August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lee Hamilton redirects here. ... Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission, by Thomas Kean and Lee H. Hamilton, is a book about the September 11, 2001 attacks and the 9/11 Commission that investigated them. ...


In the book, Kean and Hamilton write that the 9/11 Commission was so frustrated with repeated misstatements by officials from The Pentagon and Federal Aviation Administration during their investigation that they considered a separate investigation into possible obstruction of justice by Pentagon and FAA officials[3]. The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, located at 48 N. Rotary Road, Arlington, Virginia 22211 (Map). ...   FAA redirects here. ...


The book is published by Alfred A. Knopf. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. ...


ABC's The Path to 9/11

ABC's promotion for The Path to 9/11
ABC's promotion for The Path to 9/11

Kean served as a paid consultant and spokesman for the ABC miniseries The Path to 9/11, which aired nationally and without commercial interruption on September 10. On September 11, 2006, the second part of the miniseries aired, also without commercial interruption, with the exception of a 20-minute break at 9pm ET, when President Bush addressed the nation on the fifth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Image File history File links PathTo911_lead. ... Image File history File links PathTo911_lead. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Promotional material for The Path to 9/11 The Path to 9/11 was a controversial two-part miniseries that aired in the United States on ABC television on September 10, 2006 at 8 p. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Promotional material for The Path to 9/11 The Path to 9/11 was a controversial two-part miniseries that aired in the United States on ABC television on September 10, 2006 at 8 p. ...


While not technically considered a documentary by ABC, prior to its airing, the series drew criticism for misrepresenting facts leading up the September 11 attacks. Many former high-ranking Clinton administration officials, including Clinton himself, and other scholars, have publicly questioned the accuracy of the miniseries and asked for it not be aired. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has called the miniseries portrayal of her as "false and defamatory"[1]. Former U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Barbara Bodine also criticized her character's portrayal, complaining in the Los Angeles Times about the "mythmakers" who created the film, calling the project "false."[2] Madeleine Korbel Albright (born Marie Jana Korbelová on May 15, 1937) served as the 64th United States Secretary of State. ... 04:06, 13 September 2006 (UTC)04:06, 13 September 2006 (UTC)~~Barbara K. Bodine (born 1948) is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service of the United States Department of State. ... The Los Angeles Times (also known as the LA Times) is a daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California and distributed throughout the Western United States. ...


Kean defended the docudrama in July 2006 and until the eve of the broadcast, declining to disclose the amount of his payment from ABC for supporting the project.


Corporate boards

As of 2004, Kean was a member of a number of corporate board of directors, including ARAMARK, Hess Corporation, Pepsi Bottling Group, and major financial firms CIT Group Incorporated and Franklin Templeton Investments.[4] In relation to a company, a director is an officer of the company charged with the conduct and management of its affairs. ... Aramark Corporation (NYSE: RMK) is a professional services organization, providing food services, facilities management, hospitality services, and uniforms and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, businesses, prisons, senior living facilities, parks and resorts, correctional institutions, conference centers, convention centers, and public safety professionals... The Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES) is an integrated oil company based in New York City. ... The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. ... From CITs web site: CIT Group Incorporated is a leading commercial and consumer finance company, providing clients with financing and leasing products and advisory services. ... Franklin Templeton Investments is an investment firm originally founded in New York in 1947. ...


Since 1993, Kean has also been on the board of UnitedHealth Group, a large health insurance firm. In 2006, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission began investigating the conduct of the company's management and directors. Additionally, the Internal Revenue Service and prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York subpoenaed documents from the company. The investigations came to light after a series of probing articles in The Wall Street Journal in May 2006, which reported on the apparent backdating of hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of stock options by UnitedHealth Group's management. The backdating allegedly occurred with the knowledge and approval of the directors, including Kean, who sat on the company's compensation committee during three crucial years, according to the Journal. Major shareholders have filed lawsuits accusing Kean and the other directors of failing in their fiduciary duty.[5][6] UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UnitedHealth Group) is a managed health care company. ... The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (commonly known as the SEC) is a United States government agency having primary responsibility for enforcing the Federal securities laws and regulating the securities industry. ... The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the United States government agency that collects taxes and enforces the internal revenue laws. ... The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is an influential international daily newspaper published in New York City, New York with a worldwide average daily circulation of more than 2. ...


In 2004, Kean's compensation from UnitedHealth Group was more than $650,000; in that year, he missed more than a quarter of the company's board-related meetings.[4]


Personal

Kean and his wife Deborah have three children, a daughter, Alexandra, and identical-twin sons, Tom and Reed. They live in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. Kean's son Tom, Jr. is a New Jersey State Senator, representing New Jersey's 21st district, and was the Republican Senatorial nominee who lost to Democrat Robert Menendez in the November 2006 general election. Map of Bedminster Township in Somerset County Bedminster Township is a Township located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Senator Tom Kean Jr. ... The New Jersey Senate is the upper house of the New Jersey Legislature. ... For other uses, see Republican Party (disambiguation) or GOP (disambiguation). ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... Robert Bob Menendez (born January 1, 1954) is a Democratic junior Senator from New Jersey. ... The New Jersey 2006 U.S. Senate election will be held on November 7, 2006 to determine who will represent New Jersey in the United States Senate for a term that will end in January 2013. ...


Kean is also a weekly columnist for the Star-Ledger, a Newark, New Jersey newspaper, where he and former New Jersey Governor Brendan Byrne (his immediate predecessor as New Jersey Governor) address issues of the day in a column titled "Kean-Byrne Dialogue". Although both men sometimes disagree (as Kean is a Republican, while Byrne is a Democrat), they occasionally see eye to eye on topics, and both men have expressed great mutual respect for each other. The Star-Ledger is the leading newspaper in New Jersey and ranks number 16 in total circulation for U.S. daily newspapers. ... Nickname: The Brick City Map of Newark in Essex County Coordinates: County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area    - City 67. ... Brendan Thomas Byrne (born April 1, 1924) was the Democratic governor of the U.S. state of New Jersey from 1974 to 1982. ...


Kean is an advisor to, and has been inducted into, Alpha Phi Omega, a national service fraternity. Alpha Phi Omega (commonly known as APO, but also ΑΦΩ and A-Phi-O) is a co-ed service fraternity organized to provide community service, leadership development. ...


Trivia

Kean University in Union Township, New Jersey, formerly located in Newark and named Newark State College and Kean College, is named in memory of Kean's father, Robert, who served New Jersey in the United States House of Representatives from 1939 to 1959. The land the university currently sits on was once owned by the Kean Family Kean University (formerly Kean College of New Jersey, and previously Newark State Teachers College) is a New Jersey state (public) university in Northern New Jersey. ... Map of Union Township in Union County Union is a Township in Union County, New Jersey, United States. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Nickname: The Brick City Map of Newark in Essex County Coordinates: County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area    - City 67. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ...


References

  1. ^ Tom Kean Is Not A Household Name, Scoop Independent News, December 19, 2002
  2. ^ The Official Commission Avoids the Core Issues 9-11 Research, accessed August 15, 2006
  3. ^ Book: Sept. 11 Panel Doubted Officials, San Francisco Chronicle, August 4, 2006
  4. ^ a b Michael Brush, "Pay soars in the boardroom", moneycentral.MSN.com, December 16, 2005
  5. ^ "A Board With Its Back To The Wall: UnitedHealth directors aren't ready to oust embattled CEO McGuire. Here's why", Business Week, July 10, 2006
  6. ^ Joe Conason, Jersey hustler: Why did former Gov. Kean, once a respected statesman, mislead the public and the press about the accuracy of ABC's 'Path to 9/11'?", Salon magazine, September 15, 2006

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Preceded by
Brendan T. Byrne
Governor of New Jersey
1982–1990
Succeeded by
James J. Florio

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Thomas Howard Kean (born April 21, 1935 in New York City) is an American Republican Party politician, who served as the 48th Governor of New Jersey, from 1982 to 1990.
Kean was born in New York City to a long line of New Jersey politicians.
Kean University in Union Township, New Jersey, formerly located in Newark and named Newark State College and Kean College, is named in memory of Kean's father, Robert, who served New Jersey in the United States House of Representatives from 1939 to 1959.
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Kean is a graduate of the Pingry School and Dartmouth College and is completing a degree in International Relations from Tufts University.
Kean was appointed to the New Jersey General Assembly, the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature, in April 2001, to fill out the unexpired term of Alan Augustine, who had resigned due to health reasons.
Kean is pro-choice and voted with Democrats to fund stem cell research as a state senator.
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