Terry McAuliffe

American businessman and politician

Terence Richard "Terry" McAuliffe (born February 9, 1957) is an American politician. In 2014, he became the 72nd Governor of Virginia. His term ended on January 13, 2018, when he was succeeded in his position by Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam.[1]

Terry McAuliffe
72nd Governor of Virginia
In office
January 11, 2014 – January 13, 2018
LieutenantRalph Northam
Preceded byBob McDonnell
Succeeded byRalph Northam
Chairman of the Democratic National Committee
In office
February 3, 2001 – February 12, 2005
Preceded byEd Rendell (General Chairman)
Joe Andrew (National Chairman)
Succeeded byHoward Dean
Personal details
Terence Richard McAuliffe

(1957-02-09) February 9, 1957 (age 67)
Syracuse, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Dorothy McAuliffe (1988–present)
Alma materCatholic University of America
Georgetown University
WebsiteOfficial website

McAuliffe began his business career at the age of 14.[2] He was seen as a possible candidate for President of the United States in the 2020.[3]

On December 8, 2020, McAuliffe announced he would run for Governor again in the 2021 election.[4] In June 2021, he won the Democratic nomination winning 62% of the vote. In November, he lost the election to Republican Glenn Youngkin.[5]


  1. Martin, Jonathan; Burns, Alexander (2017-11-07). "Ralph Northam Wins the Virginia Governor's Race". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-11-08.
  2. McAuliffe, Terry (January 22, 2007). "Life of the party: McAuliffe and the Democrats". MSNBC. Retrieved June 8, 2009.
  3. Bedard, Paul (February 27, 2017). "Virginia Gov. McAuliffe: 'I might' run for president". The Washington Examiner. Retrieved March 8, 2017.[permanent dead link]
  4. "Terry McAuliffe, in announcing bid for Virginia governor, focuses on education while nodding to Democrats' leftward shift". The Washington Post. Dec 8, 2020. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  5. "LIVE COVERAGE: Youngkin wins in Virginia; New Jersey governor's race in dead heat". The Hill. November 2, 2021.

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