|40th Governor of Illinois|
January 13, 2003 – January 29, 2009
|Preceded by||George Ryan|
|Succeeded by||Pat Quinn|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 5th district
January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2003
|Preceded by||Michael Patrick Flanagan|
|Succeeded by||Rahm Emanuel|
December 10, 1956
|Spouse(s)||Patricia Mell Blagojevich|
|Residence||Federal Correctional Institution, Englewood, Jefferson County, Colorado|
|Alma mater||Northwestern University (B.A.)
Pepperdine University (J.D.)
Rod R. Blagojevich (born December 10, 1956) was 40th Governor of Illinois beginning January 13, 2003 and ending January 29, 2009. He was arrested in December of 2008 on federal corruption charges, including conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Rod Blagojevich was later impeached during January 2009, convicted and removed from office on January 29, 2009. On December 7, 2011, Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison.
- Source: Feds take Gov. Blagojevich into custody Chicago Breaking News. Retrieved December 9, 2009.
- United States Department of Justice (December 9, 2008). "Illinois gov. rod r. blagojevich and his chief of staff john harris arrested on federal corruption charges". Press release. http://chicago.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel08/dec09_08.htm. Retrieved December 15, 2008.