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Edward Gene Rendell

Edward Gene Rendell, American lawyer, former Governor of Pennsylvania. Bar: Pennsylvania 1968, United States Supreme Court 1981. Recipient Man of Year award, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1980, American Cancer League, 1981, Distinguished Public Service award, Pennsylvania County Detectives Association, 1981. Member of American Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association, Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, Jewish War Vets, B'nai B'rith.


  • Rendell, Edward Gene was born on January 5, 1944 in New York City. Son of Jesse T. and Emma (Sloat) Rendell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Political Science, University of Pennsylvania, 1965. Juris Doctor, Villanova (Pennsylvania) U., 1968.


    • Assistant district attorney, chief homicide unit Office District Attorney, Philadelphia, 1968-1974, deputy special prosecutor, 1976, district attorney, 1978-1986. Mayor City of Philadelphia, 1992—2000. Partner Ballard Spahr LLP, Philadelphia, 2000—2003, since 2011.

      Governor Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, 2003—2011. Political analyst NBC News, since 2011. General chairman Democratic National Committee, 1999—2000.

      Chairman National. Governors Association, 2008—2009. Member advisory board ThinkEco Inc., since 2011. Second lieutenant United States Army Reserve, 1968-1974.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Served as Second lieutenant United States Army Reserve, 1968-1974. Member American Bar Association, Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (legislation chairman since 1979), Philadelphia Bar Association, United Jewish Orgns., Jewish War Vets, Democrat. Club: B'nai B'rith.


    • Married Marjorie Osterlund, July 10, 1971. 1 child Jesse Thompson.
    Edward Gene Rendell
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    Born January 5, 1944
    (age 73)