Kean: Terrorism is 'generational threat'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Former New Jersey Gov. Thomas Kean, chairman of the U.S. Sept. 11 commission, says today's terror threat is a generational one.

9/11 Commission heads criticize FBI

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The leaders of the 9/11 commission have criticized the FBI for failing to implement reforms to facilitate the prevention of terrorist attacks.

Sept. 11 panel suspected Pentagon lied

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- New allegations that the Pentagon misled the public about its reaction to the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, are emerging from the Sept. 11 commission.

9/11 report made into comic book

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- The federal report on the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States will soon be available in comic book form.

Cheney, but no candidate, at fundraiser

NEWARK, N.J., March 21 (UPI) -- Democrats are saying U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney is so unpopular that a candidate he raised funds for didn't appear at the event until Cheney had left.

Poll: Republican leads in N.J. Senate race

TRENTON, N.J., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- An early poll finds that Republican Tom Kean has an 11-point lead over Democrat Bob Menendez in the race for New Jersey's U.S. Senate seat.

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Corzine taps Menendez for his Senate seat

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov.-elect Jon Corzine announced Friday that U.S. Rep. Robert Menendez, a fellow Democrat, will take his U.S. Senate seat.

N.J.'s Codey not interested in Senate

TRENTON, N.J., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Acting New Jersey Gov. Richard Codey said Wednesday that he has no interest in replacing Gov.-elect Jon Corzine in the U.S. Senate.

N.J. still searches for perfect slogan

TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Once upon a time in the 1980s, New Jersey had a slogan that really sang.

Former 9/11 Commission wants change at FBI

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Former members of the 9/11 Commission regret recommending that the FBI remain in charge of domestic intelligence.

Kean: 9/11 panel ideas would have helped

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The leaders of the Sept. 11 commission say people died in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina because the panel's recommendations were not implemented.

Sept. 11 panel asks 'Where are reforms?'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Former members of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror investigation committee are questioning why the federal government has not enacted crucial security reforms.

9-11 commission chair wants Bush response

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The chairman of the now disbanded 9-11 commission has denied getting documents on Mohamed Atta and wants the White House to verify that.

Sept. 11 panel wants Bush progress report

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- Members of the U.S. commission that investigated the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, are seeking a progress report from the Bush administration.
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Thomas Kean
Former Governor of New Jersey and Chairman of the 9/11 Commission Thomas Kean testifies before a Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations hearing on nuclear and radiological threats to the United States, in Washington on March 28, 2006 (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Thomas Howard Kean ( /ˈkeɪn/; born April 21, 1935) is an American Republican Party politician, who served as the 48th Governor of New Jersey from 1982 to 1990. Kean is best known globally, however, for his 2002 appointment 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. Upon the completion of his second term as Governor, he served as the president of Drew University for 15 years, until his retirement in 2005.

Kean was born in New York City to a long line of New Jersey politicians. His mother was Elizabeth Howard and his father, Robert Kean, was a U.S. Representative. His grandfather Hamilton Fish Kean and great-uncle John Kean both served as U.S. Senators. His second great-uncle was Hamilton Fish, a U.S. Senator, governor of New York, and Secretary of State. Kean's relative, William Livingston, was a delegate to the Continental Congress and the first governor of New Jersey.

Kean was initially educated at The Potomac School in Washington, D.C. When he reached the fourth grade, he entered St. Albans School. In 1946, at the age of eleven, his parents then enrolled him at St. Mark's School in Southborough, Massachusetts, the alma mater of his father and two older brothers.

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