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Governor Ralph Northam

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Office Dates:  Jan 13, 2018 -

Address: State Capitol
Third Floor




Phone 804/786-2211


Address: Virginia Liaison Office
Commonwealth of Virginia
444 North Capitol Street – Suite 214




Phone 202/783-1769


Born:  Sep 13, 1959

Birth State:  Virginia

Party:  Democrat

Spouse:  Pamela Northam

Family:  Married Pam Northam; two children

School(s):  Virginia Military Institute; Eastern Virginia Medical School


Ralph Northam was sworn in as governor of Virginia on January 13, 2018. Northam previously served the Commonwealth of Virginia as state senator from 2008-2013 and Lieutenant Governor from 2014–2017.

Northam attended Virginia Military Institute where he graduated with distinction and was President of the Honor Court. Northam then graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School. Northam served eight years active duty in the United States Army, rising to the rank of Major. Upon his return from treating soldiers injured in Desert Storm, Northam began practicing pediatric neurology at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk. Northam also served as Assistant Professor of Neurology at Eastern Virginia Medical School and has 17 years of volunteer service as Medical Director for the Edmarc Hospice for Children in Portsmouth.

He and his wife Pam, a long-time elementary school teacher have two children, Wes and Aubrey.