Rod R. Blagojevich

Former Governor of Illinois

Rod R. Blagojevich

Rod R. Blagojevich

Former Governor of Illinois

Biography

ROD R. BLAGOJEVICH was born on the northwest side of Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1979 and earned a law degree from Pepperdine University in 1983. After holding political offices in the Illinois General Assembly and the U.S. House of Representatives, Blagojevich was elected Governor of Illinois in November 2002 and reelected in November 2006. During his term as Governor, Blagojevich enacted important changes that expanded access to healthcare, improved education, bolstered public safety and spurred growth in Illinois’ economy. Blagojevich was impeached and removed from the office of Governor on January 29, 2009.

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Birthday

12/10/1956 - Chicago, IL, United States

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62

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Former Chief Volunteer Officer at YMCA of the USA

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Vice President, Global Development at AAR Corp.

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Executive Director at Illinois International Port District

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Former Senator from the 10th District at Illinois State Senate

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Former Staffer at Washington DC Office of the Mayor, Marion Barry

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Partner at McGuireWoods LLP

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Former Alderman from Ward 33 at City of Chicago - Illinois

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Former Chief Volunteer Officer at YMCA of the USA

YMCA of the USA is a non-profit organization which provides health and social services. The firm offers adventure guides, aquatics, arts, camping, child care, health and fitness, adults, scuba, and sports programs to communities and families in the United States. The company was founded by George Williams in 1844 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Former Alderman from Ward 33 at City of Chicago - Illinois

The City of Chicago covers an area of 60,000 hectares and sits 176 meters (578 feet) above sea level on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. At 190 km wide and 495 km long, its the 5th largest body of fresh water in the world. The city is traversed by the Chicago and Calumet rivers. Chicago's extensive parklands, including 3,000 hectares of city parks attract an estimated 86 million visitors annually. As a multicultural city that thrives on the harmony and diversity of its neighborhoods, Chicago today embodies the values of America's heartland-integrity, hard work and community and reflects the ideals in the social fabric of its 77 distinct neighborhoods. Chicago is recognized across the United States as a very passionate sports town. Chicago is a leader in reforming public schools, enhancing public safety and security initiatives, providing affordable housing in attractive and economically sound communities, ensuring accessibility for all and fostering, social, economic and environmental sustainability.

Education
J.D.
Class of 1983

Pepperdine University School of Law To learn the law is to understand for perhaps the first time one's place in a community and society whose freedoms and privileges are both defined and guaranteed by the law. Almost every area in daily American life is touched by the legal practice. Thus, the ability to control one's own interactions in those areas and the potential to help others in them are powerful skills. But almost everyone who holds a juris doctor agrees that the process of learning the law is one of the most challenging experiences in a lifetime. Not only must the language of the law be mastered new word by new word, but learning to think analytically almost inevitably requires an examination of many things that had once seemed immutable. Pepperdine University School of Law seeks to provide a few highly qualified students with the opportunity to pursue an academically challenging program in a unique and exciting environment. The student body possesses exceptional intelligence, as well as diversity, and rich and varied talents. Students will be surrounded by others who were also at the top of their undergraduate academic class, leaders in extracurricular activities, and active participants in their community. Alumni will leave prepared to enter positions as counselors, advocates, and judges; they will enter careers in business fields, as well as becoming writers and teachers of the law. We urge you to explore our Web site for a glimpse into this exciting place!

B.A.
Class of 1979

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

The University of Tampa, Inc. functions as a college/university that offers undergraduate and graduate studies. The company was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Tampa, FL.

Career History
Representative
1993 - 1996

The Illinois House of Representatives is the lower house of the Illinois General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Illinois. The body was created by the first Illinois Constitution adopted in 1818. The House consists of 118 representatives elected from individual legislative districts for two-year terms with no limits; redistricted every 10 years, based on the 2010 U.S. census each representative represents approximately 108,734 people. The state legislature has the power to make laws and impeach judges. Lawmakers must be at least 21 years of age and a resident of the district in which they serve for at least two years.

Assistant State's Attorney
1986 - 1988

Cook County is a county in the U.S. state of Illinois, with its county seat in Chicago. It is the second most populous county in the US after Los Angeles County, California. The county has 5,231,351 residents,[1] which is 40.6 percent of all Illinois residents. Cook County's population is larger than that of 29 individual U.S. states and the combined populations of the seven smallest states.[2] There are over 130 incorporated municipalities in Cook County, the largest of which is Chicago, which makes up approximately 54% of the population of the county. That part of the county which lies outside of the Chicago city limits is divided into 30 townships. Geographically the county is the fifth largest in Illinois by land area and shares the state's Lake Michigan shoreline with Lake County. Including its lake area, the county has a total area of 1,635 square miles (4,234.6 km2), the largest county in Illinois, of which 946 square miles (2,450.1 km2) is land and 689 square miles (1,784.5 km2) (42.16%) is water. Cook County is mainly urban and very densely populated, containing most of the City of Chicago and many suburbs. It is surrounded by the five collar counties.

Political Donations Received
$2,500
2008
$1,500
2008
$1,000
2008
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Of Counsel at Kobre & Kim (UK) LLP

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Founder at Edelson PC

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