Bob McDonnell

American attorney and politician

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.[1]

Bob McDonnell
71st Governor of Virginia
In office
January 16, 2010 – January 11, 2014
LieutenantBill Bolling
Preceded byTim Kaine
Succeeded byTerry McAuliffe
44th Attorney General of Virginia
In office
January 14, 2006 – February 20, 2009
GovernorTim Kaine
Preceded byJudith Jagdmann
Succeeded byBill Mims
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 84th district
In office
January 3, 1992 – January 14, 2006
Preceded byGlenn McClanan
Succeeded bySal Iaquinto
Personal details
Robert Francis McDonnell

(1954-06-15) June 15, 1954 (age 69)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Maureen Gardner
ResidenceExecutive Mansion
Alma materUniversity of Notre Dame (B.B.A.)
Boston University (M.B.A.)
Regent University (M.A., J.D.)
ProfessionUnited States Army Officer
Attorney at Law
WebsiteOfficial website
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1976–1997
(Active, 1976–1981)
(Reserve, 1981–1997)
RankLieutenant Colonel

McDonnell was a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1993 to 2006. McDonnell was the Attorney General of Virginia from 2006 to 2009.

Personal life


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.

Corruption charges


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.[2] McDonnell was sentenced on January 6, 2015 to two years in prison, followed by two years of supervised release.


  1. "Va.'s McDonnell succeeds Perry at GOP governors group". 2011-08-15. Retrieved 2012-04-10.
  2. Zapotsky, Matt (2014-09-05). "Robert McDonnell Guilty of 11 Corruption Counts". The Washington Post. Retrieved 4 September 2014.

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