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Michael Chertoff

Michael ChertoffBorn: 28-Nov-1953
Birthplace: Elizabeth, NJ

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government, Attorney
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Homeland Security Czar

Michael Chertoff clerked for Justice William J. Brennan and later prosecuted consumer electronics retailer Crazy Eddie (Eddie Antar) for racketeering and fraud. Chertoff also directed the Justice Department's efforts against Zacarias Moussaoui.

President George W. Bush appointed him to the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in March 2003. Ten months later, Bush tapped Judge Chertoff to head the newly-created Department of Homeland Security.

Father: Gershon Baruch Chertoff (rabbi, b. 1915, d. 1996)
Mother: Livia Eisen (gallery owner, d. 19-Dec-1998)
Wife: (div.)
Wife: Meryl Justin Chertoff (2 children)
Daughter: Emily
Son: Philip

    High School: Pingry School
    University: BA History, Harvard University (1975)
    Law School: JD, Harvard Law School (1978)

    US Secretary of Homeland Security 2005-
    National Infrastructure Advisory Council
    Latham & Watkins Partner (1980-83 and 1994-2001)
    Harvard Law Review
    American Red Cross Board of Governors
    Friends of Senator D'Amato 1998 Committee
    George W. Bush for President
    Whitewater Scandal special counsel, Senate Banking Committee investigation 1995
    Polish Ancestry Maternal
    Romanian Ancestry Paternal
    Russian Ancestry Paternal
    Jewish Ancestry


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