Richard Cordray

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Richard Cordray
Richard Cordray official portrait.jpg
1st Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
In office
January 4, 2012 – November 24, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
Donald Trump
DeputySteve Antonakes
Meredith Fuchs (Acting)
David Silberman (Acting)
Leandra English
Preceded byRaj Date (Special Adviser)
Succeeded byMick Mulvaney (Acting)
49th Attorney General of Ohio
In office
January 8, 2009 – January 9, 2011
GovernorTed Strickland
Preceded byNancy Rogers
Succeeded byMike DeWine
46th Treasurer of Ohio
In office
January 8, 2007 – January 7, 2009
GovernorTed Strickland
Preceded byJennette Bradley
Succeeded byKevin Boyce
Treasurer of Franklin County
In office
December 9, 2002 – January 8, 2007
Preceded byWade Steen
Succeeded byEd Leonard
Solicitor General of Ohio
In office
September 1993 – January 6, 1995
GovernorGeorge Voinovich
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byJeffrey Sutton
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 33rd district
In office
January 7, 1991 – December 31, 1992
Preceded byDon Gilmore
Succeeded byPriscilla Mead
Personal details
BornRichard Adams Cordray
(1959-05-03) May 3, 1959 (age 59)
Grove City, Ohio, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Peggy Cordray
Children2
EducationMichigan State University (BA)
Brasenose College, Oxford (MA)
University of Chicago (JD)
WebsiteCampaign website

Richard Adams Cordray (born May 3, 1959) is an American lawyer and politician who was the first Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from 2012 to 2017.[1] Before to his appointment, Cordray was Ohio's Attorney General, Solicitor General, and Treasurer.

Cordray left the agency in November 2017, with many people believing that he would declare his candidacy for Governor of Ohio in the 2018 gubernatorial election.[2] He declared his candidacy in 2018 only to loose the general election to Republican Mike DeWine.

References[change | change source]

  1. Nichols, Hans & Laura Litvan (2012-01-04). "Obama Defies Republicans, Installs Cordray at Consumer Bureau". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved 2012-01-05.
  2. "Cordray quits post to run for Ohio Governor". Columbus Dispatch. November 15, 2017.