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Thomas Briggs Darr

Thomas Briggs Darr, American government official. Recipient Communication Excellence award American Red Cross, 1988; University tuition fellow University Pittsburgh, 1977-1978.


  • Darr, Thomas Briggs was born on August 12, 1955 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Robert Hall and Flora Belle (Black) Darr.

  • Education

    • AB, Grove City College, 1977. Master of Public Administration, University Pittsburgh, 1978. MSJ, Northwestern University, 1986.


    • Assistant director research & issues Thornburgh/Scranton Committee, Pittsburgh, 1978. Deputy secretary for legislation affairs Pennsylvania Governor' General’ s Office, Harrisburg, 1979-1985, acting deputy administrative assistant, 1980. Freelance writer, reporter Governing Magazine, Washington, 1987.

      Producer Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network, 1987-1988. Director legislation affairs/communications Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, Harrisburg, 1988-1990, director administration/communications, since 1990. Deputy court administrator State of Pennsylvania, since 1996.

      Commissioner by designation Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, Harrisburg, since 1988. Member Pennsylvania Futures Commission on Justice in the 21st Century, since 1996. Member planning committee National Leadership Summit on Public Trust & Confidence in Justice System.

      Member by designation Governor's Traffic Safety Council, since 1994.


    • Contributor articles to Governing Magazine, 1987.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Member Historic Harrisburg Association. Volunteer Tri-County Association for Blind, Harrisburg. Member National Press Club, National Association Court Management, Mid-Atlantic Association Court Management, Northwestern University Alumni Association, Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Gamma Museum.



    History of motion picture industry.


    • father: Robert Hall Darr
    • mother: Flora Belle (Black) Darr
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    Born August 12, 1955
    (age 62)
    • 1977
      Grove City College
    • 1978
      University Pittsburgh
    • 1986
      Northwestern University
    • 1978
      Assistant, director research & issues Thornburgh/Scranton Committee
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1979 - 1985
      deputy secretary, for legislation affairs Pennsylvania Governor's Office
      Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1987
      freelance writer
      Washington, United States
    • 1987 - 1988
      producer C-SPAN
    • 1988 - 1990
      director, legislation affairs/communications Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts
      Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1996
      deputy court administrator, State of Pennsylvania
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