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  Thomas R. Carper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thomas Richard "Tom" Carper (born January 23, 1947) is an American politician from Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County.
Carper served as a pilot in the U.S. Navy from 1968 until 1973 and saw duty in Vietnam piloting submarine hunting planes.
Carper's term expires in January 2007, and is considered to be among the safest seats in the U.S. Senate.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Thomas_Carper   (880 words)

 University of Delaware: THOMAS R. CARPER CONGRESSIONAL PAPERS: Biographical Note
Thomas Richard ("Tom") Carper was born on January 23, 1947, in Beckley, West Virginia, the son of Jean and Richard Carper.
Carper was esteemed and congratulated by his colleagues in the House for his efforts to strike compromises in these legislative debates; they thought he showed tenacity and genuine interest in passing legislation for the good of the American people.
Carper identified the major issues in his first congressional campaign to be reversing a faltering national economy, balancing the federal budget, supporting the military but avoiding overspending on development of ineffective weapons, avoiding the proliferation of nuclear arms, supporting higher education, and addressing unemployment, social security, and crime.
www.lib.udel.edu /ud/spec/findaids/carper/bio.htm   (2660 words)

 JAG - Board - Thomas Carper
Shortly before becoming chairman, Governor Carper served as the lead Democratic governor within the NGA on welfare reform in a successful effort to develop the unanimous endorsement of all governors for policies that provided the foundation on which the 1996 federal welfare reform law was based.
Congressman Carper used his leadership to focus on an agenda of fiscal responsibility that encouraged economic growth and protected for the health and safety of Delaware's families.
Tom Carper fell in love with Delaware's beauty the first time he saw it from the window of a military transport aircraft during his early years of active duty service as a naval flight officer.
www.jag.org /tom_carper.htm   (1035 words)

 Thomas R. Carper
Carper attributes his string of campaign successes to his priorities as a moderate Democrat and his accomplishments over the years, both of which he says are in line with what most Delawareans want from their government.
Carper lists a few principles he says he has kept with him during his years in public office, including doing what's right, treating others the way you want to be treated and never giving up.
Carper says he already was eyeing an eventual career in politics when he saw the state of Delaware for the first time in 1969.
www.udel.edu /PR/Messenger/01/3/thomas.html   (1404 words)

Carper became governor after serving five terms in the U.S. House, where one of his biggest achievements was forming a consensus in 1991 to protect a Delaware law granting insurance powers to banks.
Carper turned a national spotlight on Delaware's school reform efforts after becoming chairman of the National Governor's Association in 1998, the first Delawarean to serve in a leadership position with the association.
Carper was one of four senators named to a leadership committee to advise Tom Daschle in the 108th Congress.
www.usatoday.com /news/politicselections/CandidateProfile.aspx?ci=1710&oi=S   (664 words)

 Delaware Grapevine
While U.S. Sen. Thomas R. Carper was lunching Wednesday at the Wilmington Riverfront, he ran into Thomas S. Neuberger, a warrior of a Republican opponent whom Carper beat in 1986 as a Democratic congressman.
Carper has gone on to do, well, more of what he was doing back then.
It was enough for Tom Carper to abstain recently from a Senate vote on a buyout for tobacco farmers.
www.delawaregrapevine.com /8-04politicking.asp   (880 words)

 Encyclopedia: Thomas Carper
A Democrat, Tom Carper served in the United States House of Representatives from 1983 to 1993 before becoming Governor of Delaware in 1993.
Senator Carper announced in February 2005 that he was open to the consideration of President Bush's plans for Social Security overhaul through private accounts, but gave no indication of actual support for the plans.
Thomas Carper official portrait File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Thomas-Carper   (5913 words)

 Delaware Grapevine
U.S. Sen. Thomas R. Carper said something that probably was worth attention when he went to the Wilmington Manor Fire Co. on Wednesday to give the firefighters a federal grant.
It was a momentous changing of the guard, further elevating the reputation Carper already had secured for himself with the most statewide election victories in Delaware history and giving him the credentials to move quickly to make his mark in the Congress.
Carper polled 58 percent, all the more impressive for a junior congressman in a year that Delaware went Republican for Ronald Reagan for president and Michael N. Castle for governor.
www.delawaregrapevine.com /10-05carper.asp   (857 words)

This series is particularly rich in personal comments and writings by Carper, describing what he felt were his greatest achievements as state treasurer of Delaware and later as Delaware's member-at-large in Congress.
Carper drafted by hand his speeches and personally edited others that were prepared for him.
As is evident throughout the collection, Carper took the time to complete final reviews of all statements issued by his staff.
www.lib.udel.edu /ud/spec/findaids/carper/series/campaign.htm   (420 words)

 Powell's Books - From Nature: Poems by Thomas Carper
The fifty-nine poems in Thomas Carper's newest collection start at the beginning — childhood — and move from the concrete to the more abstract problem of presenting reality through artistic expression.
A superb technician, Carper manages the demanding form with an ease, a late-20th-century naturalness, that can cause a reader to forget that the flowing, witty experience he is enjoying is happening in a tight formal structure that dates from the late Middle Ages...
Until I discovered Thomas Carper's work, I had considered the contemporary American sonnet a half-moribund form, a vehicle one might use — at some risk — for an individual poem but not as the foundation for an entire oeuvre.
www.powells.com /cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=16-0801852080-0   (344 words)

 Modern Age: Thomas Carper: miniaturist of the grand scale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The sequence's content includes Carper as narrator both identifying with and separating himself from the Japanese poet, this duality being reflected structurally in the sequence's individual sections, each of which is a combination of Carper's hallmark English sonnet followed by a modified haiku.
While Carper from the beginning consciously conceived and planned "On Basho's Way" to be a coherent sequence (one long poem), in the two opening sections of From Nature, we witness an in-between period in the poet's development.
I met Carper in the summer of 1997 at West Chester University where he was delivering a paper at the university's annual conference on form and narrative, and he affirmed I was right in reading "Painters, Musicians, Writers" as a single large poem.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0354/is_3_46/ai_n6224672/pg_2   (919 words)

 Review of Thomas Carper's Distant Blue, Mortensen
Carper doesn’t try to dazzle you; he just steps up and tells it with gorgeous craft, as in this poem about a man whose suffering is tinged a little with irony.
Carper is also a poet undeniably influenced by painters; many of his sonnets have the vivid clarity of a canvas by Poussin or Corot.
Carper’s rendition of this in English is simple and elegant, with none of the stiffness one associates with translations that just miss.
www.n2hos.com /acm/rev032004b.html   (1277 words)

 Statement of Sen. Carper, Sept. 23, 2003
Carper has proposed a Clean Air Planning Act that goes further in some respects than Mr.
Carper's plan would allow utilities to decide for themselves how to meet caps for these three pollutants.
Carper falls somewhere between these two, he says the White House has displayed no interest in his proposal and has deliberately kept relevant data -- including a favorable Environmental Protection Agency assessment of his bill -- out of his hands.
epw.senate.gov /108th/Carper_092303.htm   (2511 words)

 Delaware plans to put health records on cards
Carper spoke last month at a conference on Capitol Hill sponsored by the eHealth Initiative, a consortium of health care organizations that promotes technology as a means of improving health care, and a congressional steering committee on telehealth and health care information science.
Carper said his mother is a resident of a health care facility for older people, where she receives excellent care.
Carper said he will request that the General Accounting Office perform a study of the plan to find out how such a plan could save money and reduce treatment errors.
www.gcn.com /22_23/statelocal/23109-1.html   (309 words)

 The Thomas Gray Archive : Materials : Bibliography : Articles
[EdR_2001a] Edgecombe, Rodney Stenning: "Gray's 'Elegy' and Thomas Brown's 'Pastoral on the Death of Queen Mary'".
[GiT_1979] Gilmore, Thomas B., Jr.: "Allusion and Melancholy in Gray's `Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College'".
[MoJ_1974] Moore, Judith K.: "Thomas Gray's `Sonnet on the Death of Richard West': The Circumstances and the Diction".
www.thomasgray.org /materials/biblj.shtml   (6061 words)

 Classic Reprint   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Thomas Carper sings in Renaissance trios, summers with his wife in the Loire Valley, is a professor at the University of Southern Maine, and is otherwise thankfully mysterious except in his vivid, elegant poems, some of which are included here:
Encountering the Painter by Thomas Carper There is no mystery to the mountain, though Weather transforms each image of a tree, Each outline of a pinnacle, and so The painter must discover what to see.
So while we watch the artist paint, and share His wish to capture what the mountain is, The shapes and textures alter as the air Deprives the clearest sight of certainties, Though careful brushwork labors to convey The solid world within the shades of gray.
www.n2hos.com /acm/poet0298.html   (658 words)

 Gov. Thomas Carper donates congressional papers to Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
elaware Gov. Thomas R. Carper has donated the congressional papers he compiled during his 10-year career as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives to the University of Delaware Library.
It is my hope that these papers will provide a better understanding of the way government works," Carper,, who earned a master’s degree in business administration from UD in 1975, said.
In addition to the Carper papers, the UD library also is a repository for the papers of John J. Williams and J. Allen Frear Jr., both U.S. senators from Delaware.
www.udel.edu /PR/UDaily/carper021000.html   (334 words)

 All Immigration Votes of Senator Thomas Carper
This document is a record and analysis of all of Sen. Carper's immigration related congressional votes, cosponsorships, and other immigration actions during his career in Congress.
After Rep. Carper voted three times in 1990 in favor of raising limits, immigration has now snowballed to around 1,000,000 (one million) a year, contributing the majority of U.S. population and labor growth, congestion and sprawl.
Sen. Carper is a cosponsor of S. 352, the Save Our Small and Seasonal Business Act of 2005, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to limit the timing of issuance of H-2B visas during a fiscal year.
profiles.numbersusa.com /improfile.php3?DistSend=DE&VIPID=165   (1477 words)

 Senate Orientation Aims to Bridge Gap (washingtonpost.com)
Alexander, elected in 2002, and Carper, who came to the Senate two years earlier, said they have been frustrated by the gridlock on Capitol Hill.
Carper said that informal bonding among the new members is as important a goal as the more structured discussions about the job.
Carper said his hope is that the new members and their spouses will all stay in the same hotel during orientation.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A30857-2004Nov6.html   (841 words)

 Delaware U.S. Race, 2000 -- Sussex County Online, Delaware
Carper won 55.7 percent of the vote with a total count of 181,387.
Carper campaigned on the future, saying a vote for him was a vote for Delaware families.
Carper also outcampaigned Roth in the state, criss-crossing it regularly and criticizing Roth for not participating in debates.
www.sussexcountyonline.com /campaign2000/results/ussenate.html   (269 words)

 News Releases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Washington, DC — A vision of wise growth and economic development swept Delaware's Thomas Carper into the governor's mansion in Dover six years ago.
Between 1983 and 1995, the picturesque Delaware that Gov. Carper saw from the skies as a Navy pilot had lost 48,000 acres of farmland.
Carper has signed into law seven planning laws and revised the Quality of Life Act to require the state's three counties, New Castle, Kent and Sussex, to develop comprehensive plans.
www.planning.org /newsreleases/1999/ftp0402.htm?project=Print   (428 words)

 Thomas Carper - dKosopedia
Tom Carper was elected to the Senate in 2000, defeating then-Senate Finance Chairman Bill Roth.
A Navy veteran, Carper has also served two terms as Delaware's governor and five terms as its at-large representative in Congress.
In 2002 Carper was named Chair for Best Practices of the Democratic Leadership Council.
www.dkosopedia.com /index.php?title=Thomas_Carper&printable=yes   (90 words)

 Carper Says He Can Work with Bush -- Sussex County Online, Delaware
Carper, reacting to Democratic Presidential candidate Al Gore's concession speech earlier Wednesday night, defeated long-time incumbent William V. Roth for one of Delaware's two U.S. Senate seats.
Carper said he was disappointed in the outcome, with Bush losing the popular vote but winning the electoral college by four votes to gain the presidency.
Carper said he will work to update voting processes throughout the country such as the paper ballots that plagued the Florida vote.
www.sussexcountyonline.com /news/localnews/1200/carperbush.html   (352 words)

 Delaware Biotechnology Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
As a graduate of the University of Delaware, I'm just enormously proud of the way the University is nurturing biotechnology," Gov. Thomas R. Carper said May 24 at the Delaware Technology Park.
Carper was celebrating the groundbreaking for three new research and business facilities at the technology park, located at 1 Innovation Way in Newark, between Library and Marrows roads.
The Delaware Biotechnology Institute will benefit from Carper's successful economic-development efforts, which most recently influenced AstraZeneca's decision to establish its headquarters in Fairfax, creating 2,000 new jobs, UD President David P. Roselle said.
www.dbi.udel.edu /carper.html   (637 words)

 Publisher description for Library of Congress control number 95015478   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The fifty-nine poems in Thomas Carper's newest collection start at the beginning -- childhood -- and move from the concrete to the more abstract problem of presenting reality through artistic expression.
Until I discovered Thomas Carper's work, I had considered the contemporary American sonnet a half-moribund form, a vehicle one might use -- at some risk -- for an individual poem but not as the foundation for an entire oeuvre.
But Carper has transfigured this problematic inheritance into an exciting, investigative form.
www.loc.gov /catdir/description/jhu051/95015478.html   (316 words)

 E-Mail Webform for Senator Tom Carper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Please complete the following form to contact Senator Tom Carper with your comments and concerns.
If you are writing from the Senator's home state, include your full name and address if you wish to receive a written response.
If you have any suggestions on how this site can be improved or what additional information you would like to find, please e-mail my webmaster at: administrator_carper@carper.senate.gov.
carper.senate.gov /email-form.html   (133 words)

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