Julius Genachowski

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Birthday
19, 1962
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
19, 1962 (age 56)
Birthplace
Massachusetts

About

Best known for serving as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) during the presidency of Barack Obama, this American attorney and business executive also worked for the international private equity & asset management firm The Carlyle Group.

Before Fame

After graduating from Columbia University with a degree in history, he attended Harvard Law School with future United States President Barack Obama.

Trivia

During his time as FCC Chairman, he introduced such initiatives as the National Broadband Plan and the Connect America Fund.

Family Life

The son of Jewish Holocaust survivors, he grew up in Massachusetts and New York. His two marriages -- to reporter Martha Raddatz (1991-1997) and White House adviser Rachel Goslins (beginning in 2001) -- produced a total of two sons and one daughter.

Associated With

He and Wisconsin-born attorney Newton Minow both held the office of Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.