Tom Ridge

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Birthday
26, 1945
Birthplace
Munhall, PA
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
26, 1945 (age 74)
Birthplace
Munhall, PA

About

43rd Governor of Pennsylvania who was the first Secretary of Homeland Security from 2003 to 2005. He also served as a senior aide to 2008 Republican Presidential candidate Senator John McCain.

Before Fame

He served as Infantry Staff Sergeant in the 23rd Infantry Division during the Vietnam War, where he earned the Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal, and Vietnam Service Medal.

Trivia

He was a member of the US House of Representatives, representing Pennsylvania's 21st district, from 1983 to 1995.

Family Life

He has two children with Michele Ridge.

Associated With

He was appointed to the position of Secretary of Homeland Security after the department was created by George W. Bush in 2003.