Here’s a look at the life of Jim McGreevey, former governor of New Jersey.
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
Religion: Raised Roman Catholic; received into the Episcopal Church in 2007
Served in the New Jersey State Senate while also serving as mayor of Woodbridge, New Jersey.
1982-1983 - Middlesex County, New Jersey, assistant prosecutor.
1983 - Begins working for the New Jersey Assembly Majority Office.
1985-1987 - Executive director of the 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 and 1999 - Reelected mayor of Woodbridge.
1997 - Runs unsuccessfully for governor of New Jersey, losing to Christine Todd Whitman by 1%.
November 6, 2001 - Is elected governor of New Jersey by a wide margin over Republican Bret Schundler, former mayor of Jersey City.
January 15, 2002 - Is sworn in as the 51st governor of New Jersey.
January 2002 - Appoints Golan Cipel, an Israeli citizen ineligible for federal security clearance, to be the state’s anti-terrorism adviser. Cipel steps down in August 2002.
August 13, 2004 - Cipel releases a statement saying he was the victim of sexual harassment by McGreevey. The governor claims the affair was consensual.
August 30, 2004 - Cipel’s attorneys announce that their client will not file a lawsuit against McGreevey.