Storm closes highways, gov. orders probe

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell Friday ordered an investigation into the closure of large sections of major highways in the state due to ice and snow.

Democrats in Pa. House elect GOP speaker

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania's House of Representatives, where Democrats have a one-vote majority, elected a Republican as its new speaker Tuesday.

Democrats win control of Pa. house

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- A Democrat was declared the winner of a suburban Philadelphia legislative district Thursday, giving the party a one-vote majority in the Pennsylvania House.

Democrats win one-vote edge in Pa. House

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The Democrats gained a one-seat majority in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives when a candidate was declared the winner Tuesday by 23 votes.

Rendell has big lead in Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Gov. Ed Rendell appeared headed for an easy re-election victory Tuesday in Pennsylvania over former Pittsburgh Steelers star Lynn Swann.

Santorum ads chip at opponent's popularity

LANCASTER, Pa., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Heavy ad spending by U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., has driven up Democratic challenger Bob Casey Jr.'s negative ratings with Pennsylvania voters.

National Guardswoman dies on Ariz. border

YUMA, Ariz., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A National Guardswoman from Pennsylvania died a day after collapsing while patrolling the border between Mexico and Arizona.

Report: Swann campaign gains footing

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 9 (UPI) -- After a disorganized start and low poll ratings, supporters say former Pittsburgh Steelers star Lynn Swann's campaign for Pennsylvania governor is looking up.

Levees could be in Delaware River's future

EASTON, Pa., July 2 (UPI) -- As the waters of the Delaware River recede, Pennsylvania and New Jersey officials are considering how to prevent future floods.

U.S. flooding turning deadly

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- A third day of heavy rain and flooding in the U.S. Northeast turned deadly Wednesday, with one death reported and three children missing. Fire officials in Equinunk, Pa., said an elderly man died when his car was swept away by fast-moving floodwaters as h

Report: Swann may need to produce records

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 29 (UPI) -- Former Pittsburgh Steeler Lynn Swann, who is running as a Republican for Pennsylvania governor, reportedly may need to update campaign finance disclosures.

From gridiron to gubernatorial mansion

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- Football legends are seeking success in the political arena such as Pennsylvania's Lynn Swann and Nebraska's Tom Osborne looking to win governor's races. Swann, who won four Super Bowls in a Hall of Fame career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, is running abo

Sovereign Bank gets two legal setbacks

PHILADELPHIA, March 3 (UPI) -- Philadelphia-area Sovereign Bancorp Inc. criticized a court for ruling that its directors could be removed without cause.

Swann gets Pa. GOP gov endorsement

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Former Pittsburgh Steeler Lynn Swann has won the endorsement of Pennsylvania's state GOP committee as their candidate to run against Gov. Ed Rendell. The NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver and ABC sports commentator still has to defeat his only remaining Repu

Pennsylvania to re-inspect its coal mines

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania's governor ordered the re-inspection Monday of the commonwealth's 77 active underground mines in the next 30 days.
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Ed Rendell
U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd R) meets with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R), Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell (2nd L) and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington on March 20, 2009. (UPI Photo/Kristoffer Tripplaar/Pool)

Edward Gene "Ed" Rendell (pronounced /rɛnˈdɛl/; born January 5, 1944) is the 45th and current Governor of Pennsylvania. Rendell, a member of the Democratic Party, was elected Governor of Pennsylvania in 2002, and his term of office began January 21, 2003. He is currently a Member of the Democratic Governors Association Executive Committee, and also served as General Chairman of the Democratic National Committee during the 2000 presidential election. Rendell is also a football analyst on Comcast SportsNet's Eagles Postgame Live, hosted by Michael Barkann.

From 2008 to 2009, Governor Rendell was the Chairman of the National Governors Association. He is married to Marjorie Rendell, a Federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Rendell is also a faculty member of the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania, and chair of Team Pennsylvania Foundation.

Rendell was born in New York City to Jewish American parents Jesse T. Rendell and Emma Sloat; all four of his grandparents were immigrants from Russia. He attended Riverdale Country School before the University of Pennsylvania, B.A. degree, 1965, and Villanova University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1968. He served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1968 to 1974.

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