Robert Francis "Bob" McDonnell (born June 15, 1954) is an American politician. He was the 71st Governor of Virginia from 2010 to 2014. He was on the executive committee of the Republican Governors Association. He succeeded Rick Perry of Texas.
|71st Governor of Virginia|
January 16, 2010 – January 11, 2014
|Preceded by||Tim Kaine|
|Succeeded by||Terry McAuliffe|
|44th Attorney General of Virginia|
January 14, 2006 – February 20, 2009
|Preceded by||Judith Jagdmann|
|Succeeded by||Bill Mims|
|Member of the Virginia House of Delegates|
from the 84th district
January 3, 1992 – January 14, 2006
|Preceded by||Glenn McClanan|
|Succeeded by||Sal Iaquinto|
Robert Francis McDonnell
June 15, 1954
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Notre Dame (B.B.A.)|
Boston University (M.B.A.)
Regent University (M.A., J.D.)
|Profession||United States Army Officer |
Attorney at Law
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1976–1997|
McDonnell was born on June 15, 1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He studied at Notre Dame University, at Boston University, and at Regent University. McDonnell is married to Maureen Gardner. They have five children.
On January 21, 2014, McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were accused on federal corruption charges. They were convicted of most charges by a federal jury on September 4, 2014. McDonnell is the first Virginia governor to be indicted – and the first Virginia governor to be convicted of a felony. McDonnell was sentenced on January 6, 2015 to two years in prison, followed by two years of supervised release.
- "Va.'s McDonnell succeeds Perry at GOP governors group". Content.usatoday.com. 2011-08-15. Retrieved 2012-04-10.
- Zapotsky, Matt (05 September 2014). "Robert McDonnell Guilty of 11 Corruption Counts". The Washington Post. Retrieved 4 September 2014. Check date values in:
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- Governor Bob McDonnell official state site
- Biography at the National Governors Association
- Biography, interest group ratings, public statements, vetoes and campaign finances at Project Vote Smart
- Profile at Ballotpedia
- Issue positions and quotes at On the Issues
- Appearances on C-SPAN programs
- Appearances on Charlie Rose programs
- Appearances at the Internet Movie Database
- Collected news and commentary at The New York Times
- Collected news and commentary at The Washington Post
- Collected news and commentary at The Wall Street Journal
- Profile at Notable Names Database