John Engler

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Birthday
12, 1948
Birthplace
Michigan
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
12, 1948 (age 71)
Birthplace
Michigan

About

After serving in the Michigan State Senate, this Republican Party politician was elected his state's forty-sixth Governor, an office he held from 1991 until 2003.

Before Fame

After receiving a degree in economics from Michigan State University, he earned his J.D. from Western Michigan University's Thomas M. Cooley Law School. When he was just twenty-two years old, he began serving in the Michigan House of Representatives.

Trivia

From 2004 until 2011, he served as C.E.O. of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).

Family Life

His first marriage, to fellow Michigan politician Colleen House Engler, lasted from 1975 to 1986. His second marriage, to lawyer Michelle DeMunbrun, produced triplet girls.

Associated With

In 1996, he and Jack Kemp were two of the top potential running mates for Republican presidential hopeful Bob Dole; Dole ultimately selected Kemp for the position.