Michael Richard Pence is an American politician and lawyer serving as the 48th vice president of the United States, since 2017. He previously was the 50th governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017 and a member of the United States House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013. Pence was born and raised in Columbus, Indiana, and is the younger brother of U.S. representative Greg Pence. He graduated from Hanover College and earned a law degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law before entering private practice. After losing two bids for a congressional seat in 1988 and 1990, he became a conservative radio and television talk show host from 1994 to 1999. Pence was elected to the United States Congress in 2000 and represented Indiana's 2nd congressional district and Indiana's 6th congressional district in the House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013. He served as the chairman of the House Republican Conference from 2009 to 2011.
|Born:||Michael Richard Pence, June 7, 1959, Columbus, Indiana, U.S.|
|Political party:||Republican (1983–present)|
|Other political affiliations:||Democratic (before 1983)|
|Children:||3, including Charlotte|
|Relatives:||Greg Pence (brother)|
|Residence:||Number One Observatory Circle|
|Education:||Hanover College (BA), Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (JD)|
|Preceded by:||Joe Biden|
|Twitter:||Mike Pence's Twitter profile|
|Instagram:||Mike Pence's Instagram profile|
|Facebook:||Mike Pence's Facebook profile|
|IMDb:||Mike Pence's IMDb|
About Mike Pence
Republican politician who became the 50th Governor of Indiana in 2013 after spending 10 years in the House of Representatives. He is known for advocating against LGBT rights and claimed in 2001 that "smoking doesn't kill." He was sworn in as Vice President alongside Donald Trump in 2017.
A Hoosier through and through, he earned his law degree from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law in 1986.
Before going into politics, he had a popular radio show that was syndicated all over Indiana.
He raised three children with his wife Karen Pence, whom he married in 1985.
He and Senator John McCain visited an outdoor market in Baghdad, Iraq in 2007 to demonstrate how safe the country had become.
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- American Christian Zionists
- Hanover College alumni
- 21st-century Christians
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- Indiana lawyers
- Members of the United States House of Representatives from Indiana
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