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Terry McAuliffe

Gov. Terry McAuliffe

  • January 11, 2014 - January 12, 2018
  • Democratic
  • February 9, 1957
  • New York
  • The Catholic University of America; Georgetown University Law Center
  • Married Dorothy McAuliffe; five children
  • NGA Chair


Terry McAuliffe was sworn in as governor of Virginia on January 11, 2014.
McAuliffe is a businessman, entrepreneur and father who has lived in Fairfax County, Virginia, for more than 20 years. He is the son of Jack McAuliffe, who was an Army Captain in World War II, and Millie McAuliffe, who raised McAuliffe and his three brothers.
In order to help pay for college, McAuliffe started a business paving driveways for neighbors and local businesses at the age of 14. Since then, he has worked with and led numerous businesses in diverse sectors of the economy, helping to improve companies and create economic opportunity. In politics and business, McAuliffe has worked with people from all walks of life and different political backgrounds.
McAuliffe attended The Catholic University of America and Georgetown University Law Center. He and his wife Dorothy have attended St. Luke Catholic Church for two decades and have been involved in many sports, activities and competitions with their five children: Dori, Jack, Mary, Sally and Peter.

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