(CNN) -- Here's a look at the life of Mitch Daniels, former Indiana governor.
Personal: Birth date: April 7, 1949
Birth place: Monongahela, Pennsylvania
Birth name: Mitchell Elias Daniels, Jr.
Father: Mitchell Daniels, Sr., a drug company salesman
Mother: Dorothy Mae (Wilkes) Daniels
Marriage: Cheri (Herman) Daniels (1997-present and May 20, 1978-1994, divorced)
Children: Margaret, 1986; Meredith, July 1982; Melissa, December 1981; Meagan, April 1980
Education: Princeton University, B.A., 1971; Georgetown University, J.D., 1979
Other Facts: Daniels is a motorcycle enthusiast and rides a Harley Davidson.
He is known for being fiscally responsible, balancing Indiana's budget in his first term, cutting expenditures wherever possible and having a surplus over multiple years.
Timeline: 1970 - Is arrested for possession of marijuana while at Princeton University. He spends two nights in jail and pays a $350 fine.
1971-1976 - Serves as aide and later adviser to Indianapolis Mayor Richard Lugar.
1977-1983 - Serves as Chief of Staff to Senator Richard Lugar (R-Indiana).
1983-1984 - Executive Director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC).
1985-1987 - Serves as senior adviser to President Ronald Reagan.
1987-1990 - Chief Executive Officer, Hudson Institute.
1990-2001 - Executive at Eli Lilly.
2001-2003 - Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
2004 - Is elected the 49th governor of Indiana.
January 10, 2005-January 14, 2013 - Two-term Republican governor of Indiana.
May 22, 2011 - Announces he will not be running for president in 2012.
June 21, 2012 - Purdue University announces Daniels has been unanimously elected to be the school's next president.
January 15, 2013 - Daniels starts his position as president of Purdue University.