|Born:||February 5, 1959 (age 63)|
|Career:||U.S. Secretary of Energy, 2021-present|
Governor of Michigan, 2003-2011
Michigan attorney general, 1999-2003
|Education:||B.A., University of California Berkely|
J.D., Harvard Law School
Jennifer Granholm was confirmed as U.S. secretary of energy on Feb. 25, 2021. Granholm was the first female governor of Michigan, serving from 2003-2011. She was also Michigan's first female attorney general, serving from 1999-2003.
Granholm was born February 5, 1959, in Canada. Her family moved to California when she was four years old; she became a U.S. citizen in 1980. She graduated with honors from the University of California-Berkeley in 1984 with a bachelor of arts degree in political science and French. She then graduated with honors from Harvard Law School with a Juris Doctorate.
Prior to being elected Michigan attorney general, Granholm was appointed Wayne County Corporation Counsel, was an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan and was a judicial clerk on the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
After serving as governor, Granholm became a managing partner of RIDGE-LANE LP, a strategic advisory and venture development firm. She also taught policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, was a senior research fellow at the Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute (BECI), and a senior fellow at the Berkeley Center for Information Technology Research in the Interests of Society (CITRIS).
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Ballotpedia (n.d.). Jennifer Granholm. Retrieved on May 20, 2020, from https://ballotpedia.org/Jennifer_Granholm.
Granholm, J. M. (n.d.). About Jennifer M. Granholm. Retrieved on May 20, 2020, from https://www.jennifergranholm.com.
- Remarks at the 2016 Democratic National Convention - July 28, 2016
- Address at the 2012 Democratic National Convention - Sept. 6, 2012
- Clean Power, Good Jobs, Energy Independence - April 21, 2011
- Our Moment, Our Choice: Investing in Michigan's People - Feb. 6, 2007
- The Next Michigan: Transformation and Opportunity - Jan. 1, 2007
- Remarks at Funeral for Civil Rights Leader Rosa Parks - Nov. 2, 2005
- Our Determination, Our Destination: A 21st Century Economy - Jan. 27, 2004
- Commencement Address at the University of Michigan - April 26, 2003
- Fiscal Year '04 Budget Presentation - March 6, 2003
- Michigan: Greatness through Challenge - Feb. 5, 2003
- Inaugural Address - Jan. 1, 2003