A number of our recommendations were in the area of emergency preparednessKean: 9/11 panel ideas would have helped Sep 15, 2005
The fact that Congress has chosen not to do something about this is a national scandal that has cost livesSept. 11 panel asks 'Where are reforms?' Sep 14, 2005
This is not a terrorist incident, but it brings into play all of the same issues and shortcomingsSept. 11 panel asks 'Where are reforms?' Sep 14, 2005
We got massive capacity now to develop data on individuals, and we need somebody to ensure that the collection capabilities do not violate our privacy and the liberties we care about9/11 panel leaders: U.S. still vulnerable May 20, 2010
What I've learned has not reassured me, it's frightened me a bit, frankly9/11 commission head 'not reassured' Apr 14, 2004
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.