Attorney and United States Coast Guard lieutenant who also held a high-ranking position in the United States Department of Education.
After graduating from Harvard University, he received his law degree from Georgetown University.
He announced in early 2014 that he would be a Democratic candidate in that year's Rhode Island gubernatorial race.
He married Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan in 2013. The two announced their divorce in 2017.
His grandfather, Clairborne Pell, had a career in the United States Senate.