Jennifer Granholm

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Date of Birth February 5, 1959
Place of Birth Vancouver, Canada
Age 62 years old
Horoscope Aquarius

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Jennifer Granholm

Jennifer Mulhern Granholm is a Canadian-American politician, lawyer, educator, author, and political commentator serving as the 16th United States secretary of energy. A member of the Democratic Party, she was the 47th governor of Michigan from 2003 to 2011. She was the first woman to serve as Michigan's governor, and she earlier served as attorney general of Michigan. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Granholm moved from Canada to California at age four. She attended the University of California, Berkeley, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1984 and then a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. She then clerked for Judge Damon Keith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, became an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan in 1991 and in 1995 she was appointed to the Wayne County Corporation Counsel.

Born: February 5, 1959, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Political party: Democratic
Children: 3
Education: University of California, Berkeley (BA), Harvard University (JD)
President: Joe Biden
Deputy: David Turk
Preceded by: Dan Brouillette
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About Jennifer Granholm

Canadian-born American politician who was the first female governor of Michigan, an office she held from 2003 to 2011. After leaving politics she became the host of The War Room with Jennifer Granholm on Current TV.

Jennifer Granholm Before Fame

She became a naturalized US citizen in 1980 at the age of 21.

Achievement of Jennifer Granholm

She was only the second Canadian-born governor of a US state.

Jennifer Granholm Family Life

She coauthored the book A Governor's Story: The Fight for Jobs and America's Future with her husband Daniel Mulhern.

Associations of Jennifer Granholm

She was a member of the presidential transition team for Barack Obama before he took office.

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