JENNIFER Granholm has been married to former Michigan governor Daniel Mulhern for over three decades.
President Joe Biden named Granholm as his choice to run the United States Department of Energy.
Who is Jennifer Granholm’s husband Daniel Mulhern?
Dan Mulhern is a lecturer at the Haas School of Business and Goldman School of Public Policy, at UC Berkeley.
He is a published author and has written multiple books on leadership.
He’s co-authored A Governor’s Story: The Fight for Jobs and America’s Economic Future with his wife, former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm.
Granholm and Mulhern married in 1986 and took each other’s surnames as their middle names. The pair met while they were both studying law at Harvard.
Mulhern co-founded with M.A. Hastings a successful leadership firm, called the Mulhern Hastings Group.
He served as the First Gentleman of Michigan when Granholm was elected Governor in 2002, and then again in 2006.
Do they have kids?
Granholm and Mulhern have three children together: Kathryn, Cecelia and Jack Mulhern.
When Granholm lead Michigan as governor between 2002 and 2011, Mulhern looked after their family’s affairs at home.
In 2011, he published an open letter in Newsweek to his son Jack about gender roles and the male ego.
“The choices Mom and I made to put her public service in front of my career, and for me to lead at home, left me vulnerable and caused me to rethink what it means to ‘be a man,'” he penned at the time.
“It has not been a tragic end to my manhood, but a wondrous beginning. It’ll get even better for you.”
“When your grandmothers were raised, being a woman meant being a housewife. But Mom and her generation seized new opportunities. As a prosecutor and attorney general, Mom developed extraordinary executive skills.
“I was proud and learned to exult in her strengths. Her success freed me to see a man can be good—or great—without being a hero in war, sports, business, or politics. A strong man, Jack, is not threatened by others’ greatness. He’s comfortable with his own.”
What is Jennifer Granholm’s new role?
On December 17, Biden named former Jennifer Granholm as his choice to run the Department of Energy.
The Canadian-born American politician was Attorney General of Michigan from 1999 to 2003, and the 47th governor of Michigan from 2003 to 2011.
She was the first woman to serve as Michigan’s governor and January 2017, was hired as apolitical contributor for CNN.
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