Jennifer Granholm

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Jennifer Granholm
16th United States Secretary of Energy
Assumed office
February 25, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
DeputyDavid Turk
Preceded byDan Brouillette
47th Governor of Michigan
In office
January 1, 2003 – January 1, 2011
LieutenantJohn Cherry
Preceded byJohn Engler
Succeeded byRick Snyder
51st Attorney General of Michigan
In office
January 1, 1999 – January 1, 2003
GovernorJohn Engler
Preceded byFrank J. Kelley
Succeeded byMike Cox
Personal details
Born (1959-02-05) February 5, 1959 (age 64)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Daniel Mulhern
EducationUniversity of California, Berkeley (BA)
Harvard University (JD)

Jennifer Granholm (born February 5, 1959) is a Canadian born American politician. Granholm is the 16th United States Secretary of Energy since 2021 under the Joe Biden administration. She was the Governor of Michigan from 2003 to 2011. Granholm was born in Canada and raised in California. She ran for governor of Michigan in 2002, even though she had lived in the state for less than 15 years.

On December 15, 2020, President-elect Joe Biden nominated Granholm to be Secretary of Energy.[1][2] Her nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 25, 2021 with a 64-35 vote.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Tyler Pager & Zack Colman (December 15, 2020). "Biden to tap former Michigan Gov. Granholm to lead Energy Department". Politico. Retrieved December 15, 2020.
  2. Jeff Zeleny; Dan Merica; Kate Sullivan. "Biden poised to nominate former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm to lead Department of Energy". CNN. Retrieved 2020-12-16.
  3. "Senate confirms former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm as energy secretary". Axios. February 25, 2021. Retrieved February 25, 2021.