Michael Chertoff

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Michael Chertoff
Michael Chertoff, official DHS photo portrait, 2007.jpg
2nd United States Secretary of Homeland Security
In office
February 15, 2005 – January 21, 2009
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Barack Obama
Preceded byJames M. Loy (Acting)
Succeeded byJanet Napolitano
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
In office
June 10, 2003 – February 15, 2005
Nominated byGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byMorton Greenberg
Succeeded byMichael Chagares
United States Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division
In office
2001–2003
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byJames K. Robinson
Succeeded byChristopher A. Wray
U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey
In office
1990–1994
PresidentGeorge H. W. Bush
Bill Clinton
Preceded bySamuel Alito
Succeeded byFaith Hochberg
Personal details
Born (1953-11-28) November 28, 1953 (age 64)
Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Meryl Justin (1988–present)
ChildrenPhilip
Emily
EducationHarvard University (A.B., J.D.)
ReligionJudaism[1]

Michael Chertoff (born November 28, 1953) is an American attorney. He was the second United States Secretary of Homeland Security under President George W. Bush. He was the co-author of the USA PATRIOT Act. He served as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, as a federal prosecutor, and as Assistant U.S. Attorney General. He succeeded Tom Ridge as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security on February 15, 2005.

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