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Pat Robertson
Robertson in 2006
Born
Marion Gordon Robertson

(1930-03-22)March 22, 1930
DiedJune 8, 2023(2023-06-08) (aged 93)
Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.
EducationWashington and Lee University (BA)
Yale University (LLB)
New York Theological Seminary (MDiv)
Occupation(s)Chancellor of Regent University
Chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network
Years active1961–2023
TelevisionThe 700 Club (1966–2021)
Political partyRepublican
Spouse
Dede Elmer
(m. 1954; died 2022)
Children4, including Gordon
Parent
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service1948–1952
RankMarine Corps
WebsiteOfficial website

Marion Gordon "Pat" Robertson (March 22, 1930 – June 8, 2023) was an American evangelist and host of the 700 Club, a Christian news and talk show on television. He ran for President in 1988 against George H.W. Bush, but did not win the primaries. He said several times that natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina and the 2010 Haiti earthquake, were punishments from God.[1][2]

Robertson died at his home in Virginia Beach, Virginia on June 8, 2023 at the age of 93.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Religious conservatives claim Katrina was God's omen, punishment for the United States". Media Matters for America. Archived from the original on February 4, 2010. Retrieved January 30, 2010.
  2. Smith, Ryan (January 13, 2010). "Pat Robertson: Haiti "Cursed" After "Pact to the Devil"". CBSNews.com. Archived from the original on January 29, 2010. Retrieved January 30, 2010.
  3. Honoring Pat Robertson, 1930–2023: Witness to a God-Sized, World-Changing Dream at CBN.com; published June 8, 2023; retrieved June 8, 2023
  4. Pat Robertson dies at 93; founded Christian Broadcasting Network, Christian Coalition at The Washington Post; by Ben Finley; published June 8, 2023; retrieved June 8, 2023