Christine Gregoire

Born:March 24, 1947 (age 77)
Career:Governor of Washington, 2005-2012
Attorney general of Washington, 1993-2005
Education:B.A., University of Washington
J.D., Gonzaga University

Christine Gregoire served as Washington's governor from 2005-2013.

Gregoire was born on March 24, 1947, and raised in Auburn, Washington. She earned a bachelor's degree in speech and sociology from the University of Washington in 1969. She worked at Washington's Department of Social and Health Service before returning to law school as Gonzaga University, where she earned a Juris Doctorate degree in 1977.

After law school, Gregoire clerked for the Spokane attorney general and then was an assistant attorney general. From 1988-1992, she served as the director of the Washington Department of Ecology. She was elected state attorney general in 1992, serving until her election as governor.

Gregoire is the co-founder and CEO for Challenge Seattle, an alliance of CEOs from 19 of the region's largest employers focused on addressing the region’s most pressing civic challenges.


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