Jennifer Granholm Biography, Career, Age, Education, Height, Family, and Net Worth.

Who Is Jennifer Granholm?

Jennifer Granholm is a Canadian-American politician, author, educator, attorney, and political commentator. Currently, he is serving as the 16th United States Secretary of Energy.

In addition, he is a member of the Democratic Party, she was the 47th governor of Michigan from 2003 to 2011. Moreover, she was the first woman to serve as Michigan’s governor, and she earlier served as attorney general of Michigan.


Early Career

Soon after graduating from Law School.  She was hired as a clerk for Damon Keith a senior Judge on the US Court of Appeal for the Sixth Circuit from 1987 until 1988.

Moreover, Jennifer also worked on Michael Dukakis’s presidential campaign in 1988. After serving as an attorney in the Wayne County executive office from 1989 to 1991, Granholm was appointed as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan in 1991.

Furthermore, as an attorney, she assisted in the prosecution of drug dealers, gang members, and child pornographers, as well as suing the state and fighting credit card fraud. During her tenure, she convicted 151 of the 154 individuals she tried. In addition, she was named Corporation Counsel for Wayne County in 1995, making her the youngest person to hold the office.

Jennifer represented the county against a lawsuit. after it was sued for road taxes and fought to uphold environmental laws.

How Old Is Jennifer Granholm?

She was born on February 5, 1959, currently, she is 62 years

Jennifer Granholm Family

Who Are Her Parents?

Jennifer was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, as the daughter of Shirley Alfreda Dowden and Victor Ivar Granholm. In addition, both of her parents worked as bank tellers.

Does She Have Siblings?

Currently, she doesn’t have any known siblings.

Jennifer Granholm Education

Granholm attended Ida Price Jr. High and Del Mar High School. However, she graduated from San Carlos High School in 1977. After that, she enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley, moreover, she was the first person in her family to attend college. She was then elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated in 1984 with a B.A. in Political Science and French. She later earned a Juris Doctor degree at Harvard University, also with honors, in 1987.

Jennifer Granholm Husband

She is happily married to Daniel Mulhern, the two met at law school. They tied the knot in 1986 they both took each other’s surname as their middle.

Jennifer Granholm Kids

They have been blessed with three kids

Michigan Attorney General

Jennifer defeated Smietanka in the 1998 election, this was after a tight race between them. After that, she was sworn in on January 1, 1999. Moreover, she was the first woman in the history of Michigan to be elected as the Attorney General. As attorney general, she served for only one term from 1999 to 2003.

As attorney general, she continued Kelley’s Work on protecting citizens’ and consumers’ rights and established Michigan’s first High Tech Unit. After that, she appointed Terrence Berg as its first chief.

Furthermore, in April 1999, Granholm announced a lawsuit against RVP Development, builders of the Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course, alleging that poor construction of the course had led to illegal discharges of sediment into Lake Michigan from erosion following heavy storms in 1998, which had “turned a ravine into a ravaged gorge”.

Furthermore, development company President Richard Postma refused to pay the $425,000 of state fines. He claimed he had made moves to stop the erosion and accused Granholm of trying to make him “a poster child for her campaign of the future”. While responding Jennifer said his “perception of the political landscape in Michigan is as poor as his ability to construct a golf landscape”. Moreover, after years of negotiation and legal battles, the lawsuit was eventually settled in August 2003, with RVP Development paying $ 125k as a fine.

In July 2000, Granholm’s office settled with J.C. Penney after the retailer made numerous pricing and scanning errors in stores in Michigan. The issue came to the attention of the attorney general’s office after a “repeat and progressively worse error rate” that saw 33 percent of items sold in December 1999 being sold for more at the register than they were listed for on the shelves.

Governor Of Michigan

2002 election

In 2002, election sitting governor at that time John Engler was term-limited and he could not run for another term. The Republicans unified around Engler’s lieutenant governor, Dick Posthumus. On the other hand, Jennifer was facing James Blanchard, a US Ambassador to Canada in the primary, and David E. Bonior.

Many considered Jennifer as a “new face” following the 12-year Engler government, collected more money than Blanchard and Bonior, and regularly outperformed them in surveys. Her campaign improved female voter turnout, and she easily won the Democratic primary with votes 47.69% against Bonior’s 27.99% and Blanchard’s 254,586 votes 24.32%.

Furthermore, in the general election, she was the favorite candidate, In addition, she also had strong support from working women, African-Americans Voters under 30 years of age. During the campaign, she was a campaign on her records on crime and was seen as more charismatic than Posthumus.

Even the 2002 election was a good year for the Republicans nationwide, where they gained the majority in the US Senate and increased their hold on the US House. Jennifer won the election of the Republican Postthumus by 51.42% to 47.40% of the votes.



On January 1, 2003, Granholm took the oath of office as the 47th governor of the state of Michigan. After his inauguration, she became the state’s first woman governor. In addition, she was the third governor who was not a natural-born citizen of the United States and the fourth who was not born in the United States.

In order to address a $1.7 billion shortfall, Granholm implemented a substantial amount of budget cuts during her first year in office (about two percent of the annual state budget). Furthermore, she was angered by suggestions to reduce governmental financing for social welfare initiatives like homeless shelters and mental health institutions.

Granholm worked tirelessly for John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. She stated that the biggest issue for Michiganders is the economy, not the Iraq War or the War on Terror. In 2005, Michigan’s Republican-controlled legislature declined to vote on her proposed state budget.

Moreover, she supported alternative energy jobs in Michigan to replace lost auto manufacturing jobs.

2006 election

In 2006, she announced her interest to seek reelection during the 2006 election. This time she was facing Republican Dick DeVos a businessman as well as a politician.

Despite the competition being tight, Granholm received 56% of the vote while DeVos received 42%, and minor-party candidates Gregory Creswell, Douglas Campbell, and Bhagwan Dashairya received a little over 1%.

In addition, this time she received 4.9% more votes than she did in her first gubernatorial race in 2002. Howard Edelson oversaw Granholm’s campaign.

Jennifer Granholm Height

She stands at an average height of 5ft 8in and weighs 64kgs.

Jennifer Granholm’s Net Worth

She has a net worth of $ 1 million.

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