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Rick Snyder

Gov. Rick Snyder

  • January 1, 2011 - January 1, 2019
  • Republican
  • August 19, 1958
  • Michigan
  • University of Michigan; University of Michigan Law School; University of Michigan Business School
  • Married Sue Snyder; three children
  • Sue Snyder


Rick Snyder was sworn in as governor of Michigan on January 1, 2011, and was sworn in for his second term on January 1, 2015.

Snyder earned his bachelor’s degree, MBA and law degree from the University of Michigan – all by the age of 23. He chose to start his career in Michigan as a tax accountant with the Detroit office of Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and, within six years, he made partner.

Snyder previously served as chairman and CEO of the computer company, Gateway. He also founded Ann Arbor, Michigan-based venture capital and investment firms and an online health and wellness company. He has been actively involved in economic development as well, having served as the first chair of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

Snyder is the first certified public accountant to be elected governor of Michigan. He and his wife, Sue, have one son and two daughters.

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