Jennifer Granholm

She is born on February 5th, 1959 and today, Jennifer Grnholm is considered to be one of the most trustworthy and popular lawyer, educator, political commentator and also author. Jennifer is a member of the Democratic Party and has served in various capacities. She was the Attorney General of Michigan and she served in this post from 1999 to 2003.

Further, from 2003 to 2011, Jennifer Granholm was also the Governor of Michigan from 2003 to 2011. She also has worked as a political commentator and contributor for the famous CNN news channel. Hence, there is no denying the fact that Jennifer Granholm has quite a bit to talk about her in her biography. We will have a look at some important events in her life for the benefit of our valuable readers and fan of Jennifer.

Early Life

Jennifer Granholm was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada. She was the daughter of Shirley Alfreda and Victor Ivar Granholm. Both of them worked in banks as tellers. The maternal grandparents of Jennifer were from Newfoundland and Ireland. Her paternal grandmother was from Norway and she came to USA, as an immigrant. She had to move to California when she was just four years old.

She spent her childhood in San Carlos, San Jose and Anaheim. Jennifer did her graduation from San Carlos High School in the year 1977. She was good looking and Granholm won the Miss San Carlos beauty pageant in 1977. After becoming a naturalized U.S. Citizen in 1980, Jennifer started building her career as a campaigner for John B. Anderson for the President of United States. She also worked as clerk for Judge Damon Keith in during her early career days.

Personal Life

Talking about her personal life when Jennifer Granholm was in Harvard she got in touch with Daniel Mulhern and they fell in love. They got married in 1986 and she has three children from her marriage to Daniel. The names of the children are Cecelia, Kathryn, and Jack. She also has won the title of Her Excellency when she was the Governor of Michigan. Hence, she has been able to manage her personal life and here professional career quite brilliantly.

Net Worth

The net worth of Jennifer Granholm is around $1 million and this is not quite significant but it of course points to her honesty and probity in public life.


Jennifer’s career is too big to be encompassed in a small paragraph. However, it would not be out of place to mention here that Jennifer Granholm’s first break came in 1998 when she became the governor of Michigan. She served as Governor of Michigan from 1999 to 2003 and from 2003 to 2011 she was the Governor of Michigan.

Jennifer served two terms from 2003 to 2007 and again from 2007 to 2011 making a record of sorts. Her victory is quite unique because it was from Michigan where there were powerful Republican politicians including the famous Devos family of Amway. Since her second stint as Governor, she also has held many other important and famous posts.

Last Modified: Mar 6, 2020

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