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|Governor of Connecticut|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||August 12, 2014|
|29th U.S. Ambassador to Ireland|
|High school||Phillips Academy|
|Master's||Harvard Business School|
|Date of birth||January 9, 1952|
|Profession||Broker and Investment Banker|
Foley grew up in a family of six children. At 17, he took a year off from school and went to work in construction and at an assembly line job in a canning factory. During that year, he criscrossed the country, traveling all the way to Alaska. While working in the factory, he also joined a union.
He studied at Harvard for both his undergraduate and master's degrees. While at Harvard, he played for the school's rugby team. Upon completing his education, Foley worked first with McKinsey & Company and then at Citicorp Venture Capital. He left the latter group to found his own company
In 1985, Foley founded NTC Group, a consulting firm that works with struggling businesses to design turnaround plans. Within a decade, NTC group grew to employ 6,000 people. NTC Group ultimately went bankrupt. Foley still owns South Carolina-based Stevens Aviation.
- Harvard Business School, MBA
- Harvard University, BA
- Phillips Academy
- See also: Connecticut gubernatorial election, 2014
Foley faced Michael Fedele and Oz Grieble in the August 10 primary, winning with 43.0% of the vote.
Foley's first marriage ended in divorce. Since 2009, he has been married to Leslie Fahrenkopf, a vice-president and associate general counsel at News Corporation in New York City. They have one son together.
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- Tom Foley for Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed March 14, 2014
- NewsTimes, "Foley: Woman would have helped ticket," January 4, 2013
- YouTube: Tom Foley for CT Exploratory Committee, "Tom Foley - Wait A Second," November 11, 2013
- Connecticut Secretary of State, "2010 General Election Results," accessed January 8, 2013