Edward Rendell

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Edward Rendell
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45th Governor of Pennsylvania
In office
January 21, 2003 – January 18, 2011
Lieutenant Catherine Baker Knoll[a]
Joe Scarnati[b]
Preceded by Mark Schweiker
Succeeded by Tom Corbett
General Chairman of the Democratic National Committee
In office
September 25, 1999 – February 3, 2001
With Joe Andrew
Preceded by Steve Grossman & Roy Romer
Succeeded by Terry McAuliffe
96th Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
In office
January 6, 1992 – January 3, 2000
Preceded by Wilson Goode
Succeeded by John Street
21st District Attorney of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
In office
January 2, 1978 – January 6, 1986
Preceded by Emmett Fitzpatrick
Succeeded by Ronald Castille
Personal details
Born Edward Gene Rendell
January 5, 1944 (1944-01-05) (age 73)
New York City, New York
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Marjorie Rendell
Children Jesse Rendell
Residence East Falls, Philadelphia
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
Villanova University School of Law
Profession Attorney
Religion Judaism
Signature
Military service
Service/branch United States Army
U.S. Army Reserve
Years of service 1968–1974
Rank US-O1 insignia.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[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.

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