U.S. Attorney General between 2001 and 2005 under President
He received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Chicago School of Law in 1967, after getting his undergraduate degree from Yale.
He was the first Republican to win two successive terms as the Governor of Missouri and he later founded The Ashcroft Group, a Washington D.C. lobbying firm.
He has children with Jane E. Ashcroft.
He was in a barbershop quartet called The Singing Senators with Senator Trent Lott.