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|January 9, 1952|
|29th U.S. Ambassador to Ireland|
| In office|
|Preceded by||James C. Kenny|
|Succeeded by||Dan Rooney|
|Profession||Broker and Investment Banker|
|Website||Tom Foley for Governor Official campaign site|
Tom 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, Tom 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.
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, who is currently a college sophomore
- Harvard Business School, MBA
- Harvard University, BA
- Phillips Academy
Foley faced Michael Fedele and Oz Grieble in the August 10 primary, winning with 43.0% of the vote.
- Tom Foley for Governor campaign website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Tom Foley on Facebook
- Tom Foley on YouTube
- Tom Foley on Flickr
- Tom Foley on Twitter