Matt Whitaker Height, Age, Net Worth

Quick Info Matt Whitaker :

NameMatthew George Whitaker
NickNameMatt Whitaker
Date of BirthOctober 29, 1969
Age (2024)55 Years
NationalityUnited States
HomeTownDes Moines, IA
Height6ft 4in
ProfessionAmerican lawyer, lobbyist and politician
EducationThe University of Iowa, Ankeny High School
SpouseMarci Whitaker
Net Worth18-20 Million USD

Who is Matt Whitaker ?

Matthew George Whitaker, born on October 29, 1969, is a prominent figure in American law, politics, and advocacy. He gained national attention as the acting United States Attorney General from November 7, 2018, to February 14, 2019, during the administration of President Donald Trump. Whitaker’s appointment to this position followed the resignation of Jeff Sessions and was marked by controversy and legal challenges.

Matt Whitaker
Matt Whitaker

Before his stint as Acting Attorney General, Whitaker served as Chief of Staff to Jeff Sessions from October 2017 to November 2018. His background extends beyond law and politics; Whitaker had a notable career in sports during his college years. While studying at the University of Iowa, he played tight end for the University’s football team, the Hawkeyes, earning accolades and participating in significant events such as the 1991 Rose Bowl.

Whitaker’s involvement in politics began early on; he was the Republican Party candidate for Treasurer of Iowa in 2002 and later served as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa from 2004 to 2009. During his tenure, he gained recognition for his vigorous prosecution of drug traffickers. In 2014, Whitaker sought the Republican nomination for the United States Senate in Iowa.

Facts about Matt Whitaker :

  • Matthew George Whitaker was born on October 29, 1969, in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • He attended Ankeny High School, where he excelled as a football player, earning induction into the Iowa High School Football Hall of Fame in 2009.
  • Whitaker pursued his undergraduate education at the University of Iowa, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in communications in 1991.
  • During his time at the University of Iowa, Whitaker played as a tight end for the Hawkeyes football team, participating in notable events like the 1991 Rose Bowl.
  • In 1993, Whitaker received the Big Ten Medal of Honor, recognizing his achievements both academically and athletically.
Matt Whitaker
Matt Whitaker
  • He graduated from college in three-and-a-half years and continued to play football while attending law school.
  • Whitaker obtained a Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Iowa in 1995.
  • Following his education, Whitaker moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he resided from 1995 to 2001.
  • In 2002, Whitaker entered politics, becoming the Republican candidate for Treasurer of Iowa.
  • From 2004 to 2009, he served as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, earning a reputation for aggressively prosecuting drug traffickers.
  • Whitaker ran for the United States Senate in the 2014 Iowa Republican primary.
  • He later became the executive director of the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), a conservative advocacy group, where he wrote opinion pieces and appeared on talk-radio shows and cable news.
  • Whitaker served as Chief of Staff to Jeff Sessions from October 2017 to November 2018.
  • He was appointed Acting United States Attorney General by President Donald Trump on November 7, 2018, following the resignation of Jeff Sessions.
  • The legality of Whitaker’s appointment as Acting Attorney General was challenged in multiple lawsuits and questioned by legal scholars and commentators.
  • He resigned from the Justice Department on March 2, 2019, following the confirmation of William Barr as Attorney General.
  • After leaving the Justice Department, Whitaker became a guest on news and analysis shows and served as a CNN contributor.
  • He was affiliated with the law firm of Graves Garrett and later became a managing director at Axiom Strategies and Clout Public Affairs in August 2019.
  • Whitaker’s claim of being an Academic All-American in college was refuted by The Wall Street Journal in December 2018, although he received other academic honors during his college years.

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