MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Clerk Ann Grossi presented Thomas H. Kean, Sr., with an “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the Parsippany Sheraton Hotel on Sunday, November 3, during her Annual Pre-Election Breakfast.
Thomas Howard Kean Sr., 84, an American businessman, academic administrator and 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 fifteen years, until his retirement in 2005.