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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.


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, Pennsylvania Governor' General’ s Office, Harrisburg, 1980;freelance writer, reporter, Governing Magazine, Washington, 1987;producer, Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network, Washington, 1987-1988;director legislation affairs/communications, Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, Harrisburg, 1988-1990;director administration/communications, Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, Harrisburg, since 1990;deputy court administrator, State of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, since 1996. Commissioner by designation Pennsylvania Commision on Crime and Delinquency, Harrisburg, since 1988. Member Pennsylvania Futures Commision 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.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to Governing Magazine, 1987.


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.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: history of motion picture industry.


Robert Hall Darr

Flora Belle (Black) Darr