Edward Rendell

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Edward Rendell
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45th Governor of Pennsylvania
In office
January 21, 2003 – January 18, 2011
LieutenantCatherine Baker Knoll[a]
Joe Scarnati[b]
Preceded byMark Schweiker
Succeeded byTom Corbett
General Chairman of the Democratic National Committee
In office
September 25, 1999 – February 3, 2001
With Joe Andrew
Preceded bySteve Grossman & Roy Romer
Succeeded byTerry McAuliffe
96th Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
In office
January 6, 1992 – January 3, 2000
Preceded byWilson Goode
Succeeded byJohn Street
21st District Attorney of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
In office
January 2, 1978 – January 6, 1986
Preceded byEmmett Fitzpatrick
Succeeded byRonald Castille
Personal details
Edward Gene Rendell

(1944-01-05) January 5, 1944 (age 77)
New York City, New York
Political partyDemocratic Party
Spouse(s)Marjorie Rendell
ChildrenJesse Rendell
ResidenceEast Falls, Philadelphia
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania
Villanova University School of Law
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
U.S. Army Reserve
Years of service1968–1974
RankUS-OF1B.svg Second Lieutenant
a.^ Knoll died on November 12, 2008
b.^ As President Pro Tempore of the State Senate, Scarnati immediately become acting Lieutenant Governor upon Knoll's death. He was sworn-in on December 3, 2008.

Edward Gene "Ed" Rendell (born January 5, 1944) is an American politician. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He became governor of Pennsylvania in 2002. He was governor from January 21, 2003 until January 18, 2011.

Early life and education[change | change source]

Rendell was born in New York City to Jewish American parents Jesse T. Rendell and Emma Sloat.[1] He went to the University of Pennsylvania in 1961 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree and later got a Juris Doctor from Villanova Law School in 1968. He was a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1968 to 1974.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ancestry of Ed Rendell". www.wargs.com.