Tom Foley (Pennsylvania politician)
Thomas Patrick "Tom" Foley
(born December 31, 1953) is a Democratic
politician from Pennsylvania
. He became President of Mount Aloysius College
in August, 2010.
Foley grew up in a working-class family the Philadelphia suburb of Flourtown
. He attended Dartmouth College
and received a law degree from Yale Law School
After spending two years working with an NGO
in Northern Ireland
, Foley became a congressional aide, which included a tenure of employment under future Vice President Joe Biden
. He served in the cabinet of Governor Bob Casey
as Pennsylvania Secretary of Labor and Industry from 1991 to 1994. In 1994, he won an eight-way primary to become the nominee for state lieutenant governor, on a ticket with Mark Singel
; Democrats lost the election by just over 3 percentage points. Foley ran for state auditor general in 1996 and, despite being the party's endorsed candidate, lost the Democratic primary to Bob Casey, Jr.
, the son of the former governor, by less than one percentage point. In 2000
, Foley unsuccessfully challenged Ron Klink
for the Democratic nomination for US Senate. Klink went on to lose to incumbent Rick Santorum
in that November's election.