Tim Kaine

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BornTimothy Michael Kaine
Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Missouri, Columbia, Harvard University
SpouseAnne Holton
Member ofNational Endowment for Democracy/Board
Hillary Clinton's running mate in 2016 presidential elections.

Employment.png United States Senator from Virginia

In office
January 3, 2013 Serving with Mark Warner - Present
Preceded byCarter Glass, James Monroe, James Webb"strong class="error">Error: Invalid time." contains an extrinsic dash or other characters that are invalid for a date interpretation.James Webb

Employment.png Chair of the Democratic National Committee

In office
January 21, 2009 - April 5, 2011
Preceded byHoward Dean
Succeeded byDonna Brazile

Employment.png Governor of Virginia

In office
January 14, 2006 - January 16, 2010
Preceded byMark Warner

Employment.png Lieutenant Governor of Virginia

In office
January 12, 2002 - January 14, 2006

Employment.png Mayor of Richmond

In office
July 1, 1998 - September 10, 2001

Employment.png Member of the Richmond City Council

In office
July 1, 1994 - September 10, 2001

Timothy Michael Kaine is an American lawyer and politician serving as the junior United States senator from Virginia since 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 38th lieutenant governor of Virginia from 2002 to 2006 and 70th governor of Virginia from 2006 to 2010. Kaine was the Democratic nominee for vice president of the United States in the 2016 election as Hillary Clinton's running mate.

Born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Kaine grew up in Overland Park, Kansas, graduated from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, and earned a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School before entering private practice and becoming a lecturer at the University of Richmond School of Law. He was first elected to public office in 1994, when he won a seat on the Richmond City Council. He was elected mayor of Richmond in 1998 and held that position until being elected lieutenant governor of Virginia in 2001. Kaine was elected governor of Virginia in 2005 and held that office from 2006 to 2010. He chaired the Democratic National Committee from 2009 to 2011.

On July 22, 2016, Hillary Clinton introduced Kaine as her vice-presidential running mate. The 2016 Democratic National Convention nominated him on July 27. Despite winning a plurality of the national popular vote, the Clinton/Kaine ticket lost the Electoral College, and thus the election, to the Republican ticket of Donald Trump and Mike Pence on November 8, 2016. Kaine was reelected to a second Senate term in 2018, defeating Republican Corey Stewart.

Early life and education

Kaine was born at Saint Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is the eldest of three sons[1][2] born to Mary Kathleen (née Burns), a home economics teacher, and Albert Alexander Kaine, Jr., a welder and the owner of a small iron-working shop.[2][3][4] He was raised Catholic.[2] One of Kaine's great-grandparents was Scottish and the other seven were Irish.[3][5][6][7] Kaine's family moved to Overland Park, Kansas, when Kaine was two years old, and he grew up in the Kansas City area.[8] In 1976, he graduated from Rockhurst High School, a Jesuit all-boys preparatory school in Kansas City, Missouri.[1][9] At Rockhurst, Kaine joined the debate team and was elected student body president.[2]

Kaine received his Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Missouri in 1979, completing his degree in three years and graduating Omicron Delta Kappa and summa cum laude.[1][2] He was a Coro Foundation fellow in Kansas City in 1978.[10] He entered Harvard Law School in 1979, interrupting his law studies after his first year to work in Honduras[11][12]Many news reports say that Kaine worked in Honduras as part of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps,[11][13] a U.S.-based organization that did not sponsor overseas programs until 1984.[14] By his own account, while a high school student in 1974 Kaine visited a Jesuit mission in Honduras that had ties to his Jesuit high school. In 1980, after completing his first year of law school and without the support of any organization, he contacted that mission and arranged to work at its vocational training school as a volunteer teacher.[12] for nine months from 1980 to 1981, helping Jesuit missionaries who ran a Catholic school in El Progreso.[8][15] While running a vocational center that taught carpentry and welding, he also helped increase the school's enrollment by recruiting local villagers.[2] Kaine is fluent in Spanish as a result of his time in Honduras.[15]

After returning from Honduras, Kaine met his future wife, first-year Harvard Law student Anne Holton.[2] He graduated from Harvard Law School with a J.D. degree in 1983.[16] Kaine and Holton moved to Holton's hometown of Richmond, Virginia, after graduation,[2] and Kaine was admitted to the Virginia bar in 1984.[9]

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  1. a b c https://www.usnews.com/news/campaign-2008/articles/2008/07/18/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-tim-kaine
  2. a b c d e f g h http://pilotonline.com/news/who-is-timothy-m-kaine-archive-profile-from-oct/article_12e66b93-a389-5c10-9a66-9c27213ce006.html
  3. a b http://www.irishcentral.com/opinion/niallodowd/Five-Irish-Americans-who-could-be-Hillary-Clintons-Running-Mate-.html
  4. http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/government-politics/article_cc4d729a-8530-55eb-bf77-5dbf388660b7.html
  5. http://irishamerica.com/2016/08/kaines-strong-irish-roots/
  6. https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/genealogist-finds-tim-kaine-also-has-irish-roots-in-cork-1.2759485
  7. http://irishamerica.com/2016/10/tim-kaines-irish-roots/ |work = Irish America
  8. a b https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/02/AR2005110203116.html
  9. a b http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/government-politics/article_175ae370-7205-561d-9e8e-e5cc24bf4926.html
  10. http://coro.org/about-us/notable-coro-alumni%7Ctitle=Notable Coro Alumni
  11. a b https://www.ncronline.org/blogs/distinctly-catholic/tim-kaine-running-senate
  12. a b https://www.c-span.org/video/?410707-1/senator-tim-kaine-discusses-life-career
  13. http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/headlines/20160722-15-things-you-need-to-know-about-clinton-s-running-mate-tim-kaine.ece
  14. http://www.catholicsentinel.org/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=35&ArticleID=7736
  15. a b https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2013/06/12/191010737/with-a-speech-in-spanish-tim-kaine-makes-senate-history
  16. Danielle Burton, 10 Things You Didn't Know About Tim Kaine, U.S. News & World Report (July 18, 2008).