Thomas Von Essen(born 1945 in Brooklyn, New York) was appointed the 29th FDNY Commissioner of the City of New York by Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani on April 15, 1996 and served in that position until the end of the Rudolph Giuliani Administration on December 31, 2001, nearly four months after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Von Essen is a member of the Von Essen family, who are part of the German and Swedish nobility. He is a graduate of St. Francis College, class of '72.
In 2002 he was made an Honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II.
In 1993 Von Essen was elected as President of the Uniformed Firefighters Association representing the department's firefighters. He was formerly a Senior Vice-President at Giuliani Partners and Chief Executive Officer of Giuliani-Von Essen LLC. [ citation needed ]
In October 2017 Von Essen was named FEMA Regional Administrator for Region II in New York City by President Donald Trump.
He and his wife, Rita, have four children; the youngest is actor and singer, and Tony nominee Max von Essen.
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The following list contains dates beyond October 2001 involving the September 11 attacks.
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