Mike Pompeo Height, Age, & salary – Biography

Mike Pompeo Height, Age, & salary – Biography

Mike Pompeo Height, Age, & salary – Biography is an American politician, diplomat, businessman, and attorney who, since April 2018, has been serving as 70th United States secretary of state.

Mike Pompeo

Mike Pompeo Height, Age, & salary – Biography

 

Born Name: Michael Richard Pompeo
Date of Birth: December 30, 1963
Place of Birth: Orange, California, United States
Political party: Republican
Height: 1.81 m
Spouse(s): Leslie Libert (m. 1986; divorced)
Susan Justice Monstrous (m. 2000)
Children: 1
Education: U.S. Military Academy (BS), Harvard University (JD), Los Amigos High School (1982)
Net worth: $345,000 (2014)

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Michael Richard Pompeo (born December 30, 1963) is an American politician, diplomat, businessman, and attorney who, since April 2018, has been serving as 70th United States secretary of state. He is a former United States Army officer and was Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from January 2017 until April 2018.

Pompeo was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 2011 to 2017, representing Kansas’s 4th congressional district. He was a Kansas representative on the Republican National Committee and member of the Italian American Congressional Delegation. Pompeo is also a member of the Tea Party movement within the Republican Party.

President Donald Trump nominated Pompeo as secretary of state in March 2018, with Pompeo succeeding Rex Tillerson after his dismissal. Pompeo was confirmed by the Senate on April 26, 2018, in a 57–42 vote and was sworn in the same day.

Education and early career

Pompeo was born in Orange, California, the son of Dorothy (born Mercer) and Wayne Pompeo. His father was of Italian ancestry; his paternal great-grandparents, Carlo Pompeo and Adelina Tollis were born in Pacentro, Abruzzo, and emigrated to the United States in 1899 and 1900, respectively. In 1982, Pompeo graduated from Los Amigos High School in Fountain Valley, California, where he played forward on the basketball team. In 1986, Pompeo finished first in his class from the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he majored in engineering management.

From 1986 to 1991, Pompeo served in the U.S. Army as an armor officer with the West Germany-based 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry in the 4th Infantry Division. He served as a tank platoon leader before becoming a cavalry troop executive officer and then the squadron maintenance officer. Pompeo left the U.S. Army at the rank of captain.

In 1994, Pompeo received a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, where he served as one of 78 editors of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and on the 81-member board of editors of the Harvard Law Review. After graduating, he worked as a lawyer for the law firm Williams & Connolly in Washington.

Business career

In 1998, Pompeo moved to Wichita, Kansas, where he and three other West Point friends, Brian Bulatao, Ulrich Brechbuhl, and Michael Stranger, acquired three aircraft-part manufacturers there (Aero Machine, Precision Profiling, B&B Machine) and in St. Louis (Advance Tool & Die), renaming the entity Thayer Aerospace after West Point superintendent Sylvanus Thayer. Venture funding for the private organization included a nearly 20% investment from Koch Industries as well as Dallas-based Cardinal Investment, and Bain & Company (Brechbuhl worked for Bain at the time). Brechbuhl and Stradinger left the company shortly after it was founded, but Pompeo and Bulatao continued.

In 2006, he sold his interest in the company, which by then had been renamed Nex-Tech Aerospace, to Highland Capital Management, which had clients including Lockheed Martin, Gulfstream Aerospace, Cessna Aircraft, Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems, and Raytheon Aircraft. Pompeo then became president of Sentry International, an oilfield equipment manufacturer that was also a partner of Koch Industries.

In 2017, when Pompeo became head of the CIA, he named his former business partner, Brian Bulatao, the agency’s chief operating officer.

U.S. House of Representatives (2011–2017)
Elections

Pompeo represented Kansas’s 4th congressional district from 2011 until his January 2017 appointment to director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

In the 2010 election, Pompeo won the Republican primary for Kansas’s 4th District congressional seat with 39% of the vote, defeating state senator Jean Schodorf (who received 24%) and two other candidates. Late in the primary, Schodorf began to surge in the polls, prompting two outside groups—Common Sense Issues and Americans for Prosperity—to spend tens of thousands of dollars in the campaign’s final days to attack Schodorf and support Pompeo. In the general election, Pompeo defeated Democratic nominee Raj Goyle, a member of the Kansas House of Representatives. Pompeo received 59% of the vote (117,171 votes) to 36% for Goyle (71,866). During Pompeo’s campaign, its affiliated Twitter account praised as a “good read” a news article called Goyle, his Indian-American opponent, a “turban topper” who “could be a Muslim, a Hindu, a Buddhist, etc who knows”. Pompeo later apologized to Goyle for the tweet. Pompeo received $80,000 in donations during the campaign from Koch Industries and its employees.

In the 2012 election, Pompeo defeated Democratic nominee Robert Tillman by a margin of 62–32%. Koch Industries gave Pompeo’s campaign $110,000.

In the 2014 election, Pompeo won the general election with 67% of the vote, defeating Democrat Perry Schuckman.

In the 2016 election, Pompeo beat Democrat Daniel B. Giroux in the general election with 61% of the vote.

Tenure

Pompeo served on the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the United States House Energy Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, the United States House Energy Subcommittee on Energy, the United States House Intelligence Subcommittee on the CIA and the United States House Select Committee on Benghazi.

He was a member of the Congressional Constitution Caucus.

 

Personal life

Pompeo married Leslie Libert in 1986. The couple later divorced. He then married Susan Justice Monstrous. They have one son, Nicholas.

Pompeo is affiliated with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Pompeo served as a local church deacon from 2007 to 2009 and taught Sunday school.

In 2014, Pompeo told a church group Christians needed to “know that Jesus Christ as our savior is truly the only solution for our world”. In 2015 in a talk at a church, Pompeo said that “politics is a never-ending struggle … until the Rapture.” From 1)Wikipedia,

 

 

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1. Wikipedia

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