Jim McGreevey Fast Facts

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(CNN)Here's a look at the life of former Governor of New Jersey Jim McGreevey.

Personal:
Birth date:
August 6, 1957
Birth place: Jersey City, New Jersey
    Birth name: James Edward McGreevey
    Father: Jack McGreevey, trucking company director
    Mother: Veronica (Smith) McGreevey, teacher
    Marriages: Dina (Matos) McGreevey (2000-2008, divorced); Kari (Schutz) McGreevey (1991-1997, divorced)
    Children: with Dina (Matos) McGreevey: Jacqueline; with Kari (Schutz) McGreevey: Morag
    Education: Columbia University, B.A., 1978; Georgetown University, J.D., 1981; Harvard University, M.Ed., 1982; General Theological Seminary, M.Div., 2010
    Other Facts:
    Served in the New Jersey State Senate while also serving as mayor of Woodbridge, New Jersey.
    Timeline:
    1982-1983 -
    Middlesex County, New Jersey assistant prosecutor.
    1983 - Begins working for the New Jersey Assembly Majority Office.
    1985-1987 - Executive director of New Jersey State Parole Board.
    1990-1991 - Serves in the New Jersey State Assembly.
    1991 - Is elected mayor of Woodbridge, New Jersey.
    1994-1997 - Serves in the New Jersey Senate.
    1995 - Re-elected mayor of Woodbridge.
    1997 - Runs unsuccessfully for governor of New Jersey, losing to Christine Todd Whitman.
    1999 - Re-elected mayor of Woodbridge.
    November 6, 2001 - Is elected governor of New Jersey.
    January 15, 2002 - Is sworn in as governor of New Jersey.
    January 2002 - Appoints Golan Cipel, an Israeli citizen ineligible for security clearance, to be the state's anti-terrorism adviser.
    August 12, 2004 - Announces he is gay and will resign as governor in three months. Also, admits to an extramarital affair with a man and asks for his family's forgiveness.
    August 13, 2004 - The man McGreevey had the affair with, Golan Cipel, releases a statement saying he was the victim of sexual harassment by McGreevey. McGreevey claims the affair was consensual.
    August 30, 2004 - Cipel's attorneys announce that their client will not file a lawsuit against McGreevey.
    November 15, 2004 - McGreevey officially leaves office.
    September 2006 - McGreevey's memoir "The Confession" is released.
    2007 - Converts from Catholicism to the Episcopal Church and is accepted into a seminary program.
    2010 - Begins working at Integrity House, an addiction treatment facility in Newark, New Jersey.
    2013 - HBO airs the documentary "Fall to Grace" about McGreevey and his work counseling women at Hudson County Correctional Center.