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Terry McAuliffe

Terry McAuliffeAKA Terence Richard McAuliffe

Born: 9-Feb-1957
Birthplace: Syracuse, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Virginia

Terry McAuliffe began his involvement in national politics with Jimmy Carter's 1980 campaign, quickly becoming Finance Director. In 1988, he became Finance Chairman for Dick Gephardt, and in 1996, National Finance Chairman and Co-Chairman of Clinton-Gore Re-Election campaign. He then served five years as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, the highest office in the Democratic Party. During this time, the DNC raised over half a billion dollars. In 2007 and 2008, he served as Chairman of the Hillary Clinton for President campaign.

McAuliffe Invested $100K in Atlantic Crossing, the predecessor of Global Crossing, which turned into a reported $18M[1]. McAuliffe did work for the company's CEO, Gary Winnick (incidentally, Winnick contributed $1M to the William J. Clinton Presidential Library). McAuliffe sold his shares prior to the discovery of accounting irregularities demonstrating that Global Crossing had an inflated stock price, resulting in the company's bankruptcy.

While he was Clinton's fundraiser, in 1993 McAuliffe's firm accepted $375,000 "contingency fee" from Prudential Insurance for a lease deal with Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, a government agency.[2]

[1] Byron York, "Like a Bandit: The Curious Riches of Terry McAuliffe, Democratic Honcho", National Review, 16 September 2002. See also Jeff Gerth, "Friendship Counts: Clinton's Top Fund-Raiser Made Lots for Himself, Too", The New York Times, 12 December 1999: "Mr. McAuliffe says his initial $100,000 investment grew to be worth about $18 million, and he made millions more trading Global's stock and options after it went public last year."

[2] Stephanie Mencimer, "McAuliffe Inc.", Mother Jones, 1 May 1997.

Father: Jack McAuliffe (Syracuse real-estate developer, d. Jan-2001)
Mother: Millie
Wife: Dorothy Swann (dau. of Richard A. Swann, three daughters, two sons)
Daughter: Dori
Son: Jack
Daughter: Mary
Daughter: Sally
Son: Peter

    High School: Bishop Ludden Junior and Senior High School (1975)
BA Political Science, Catholic University of America (1979)
    Law School: JD, Georgetown University Law Center (1984)

    Governor of Virginia (2014-present)
    Democratic National Committee Chairman (2001-05)
    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Finance Director (1985-87)
    Democratic National Committee Deputy Treasurer, Director of Finance (1980-81)
    District of Columbia Bar
    Effective Government Committee
    Friends of Hillary
    Hillary Clinton for President
    Funeral: Tim Russert (2008)
    Wedding: Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky (2010)
    New Democrat Movement Clinton Fundraiser

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Author of books:
What A Party! My Life Among Democrats: Presidents, Candidates, Donors, Activists, Alligators, and Other Wild Animals (2007, memoir)

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