John Ratcliffe

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Full Name John Ratcliffe
Age 55 Years Old
Nick Name Ratcliffe
Gender Male
Famous As Politician
Birth Date October 20th, 1965
Birth Place Mount Prospect, Illinois, U.S.

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John Lee Ratcliffe famed as John Ratcliffe is an American politician who has served as the congressman for Texas’s 4th district since 2015. President Donald Trump announced on 28th July 2019, that he intended to nominate Ratcliffe to replace Dan Coats as Director of National Intelligence (DNI), but abruptly withdrew his name five days later. He was ranked as the most conservative Texas legislator in Congress and second-most conservative legislator in the country.

John Ratcliffe: Trump withdraws pick for US intelligence director

US President Donald Trump has withdrawn his choice for director of national intelligence amid criticism that the Texas congressman was under-qualified. Mr. Trump tweeted that he told Texas Republican John Ratcliffe that the nomination process would be "miserable" for him due to unfair media coverage. Mr. Ratcliffe thanked Mr. Trump and said he did not want the job to become "a purely political and partisan issue". Critics have accused Mr. Ratcliffe of padding his intelligence credentials. Speaking to reporters outside the White House on Friday, Mr. Trump said Mr. Ratcliffe was "treated very badly, very harshly by the press" and that he believes Mr. Ratcliffe "made the right decision". But he added the media was "part of the vetting process" for nominees, and told reporters, "a lot of times you do a very good job". 

Early Life of John Ratcliffe

On 20th October 1965, John Ratcliffe was born in Mount Prospect, Illinois, the U.S. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is White. As of 2018, he celebrated his 53rd birthday. He was the youngest of six children; both of his parents were teachers. He graduated from Carbondale Community High School in Carbondale, Illinois; from the University of Notre Dame in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and International Studies; and the Southern Methodist University School of Law (now Dedman School of Law) with a Juris Doctor in 1989. His religion is Christian. 

Body Measurements of John Ratcliffe

John Ratcliffe is a very handsome person with an attractive personality. He has got a very charming smile on his lips attracting a lot of people towards him. At present, his body information regarding his body measurements, height, weight, shoe size and more have not been revealed yet. Overall, he has got a very healthy body. 

Career of John Ratcliffe

  • John Ratcliffe was a lawyer in private practice until 2004. 
  • He was the managing partner of a Dallas law firm.
  • President George W. Bush appointed Ratcliffe to be the Chief of Anti-Terrorism and National Security for the Eastern District of Texas, within the U.S. Department of Justice in 2004. 
  • He was named interim U.S. Attorney for the district, which covered 33,000 square miles (85,000 km2), including almost all of the 4th congressional district in May 2007. 
  • He returned to private law practice when Rebecca Gregory was confirmed by the Senate as the permanent U.S. Attorney for the district in April 2008.
  • He became a partner with former Attorney General John Ashcroft in the law firm Ashcroft, Sutton, Ratcliffe in 2009. 
  • He was elected to four consecutive two-year terms as mayor of Heath, Texas, a city of about 7,000 people, 25 miles east of downtown Dallas.
  • He served in that position from June 2004 to May 2012. 
  • He was part of a transition team established before that year's general election by Republican candidate Mitt Romney, to vet potential Presidential appointees in 2012. 
  • He is board-certified in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and he has served as an adjunct professor of law at various law schools, including Dedman School of Law and Texas Wesleyan University.
  • He ran in the Republican primary against 17-term incumbent Congressman Ralph Hall of the 4th district in 2014. 
  • He also received the endorsement of the Dallas Morning News, which applauded Hall's long record of public service but cited Ratcliffe's "impressive credentials" and the need for "new ideas and fresh energy."
  • He finished second with 29 percent of the vote, behind Hall's 45 percent on March 4 Primary. 
  • He defeated Hall with 53 percent of the vote in May 27 runoff. 
  • He easily defeated two primary challengers, getting 68 percent of the vote, 47 percentage points ahead of the second-place finisher on 1st March 2016. 
  • He won re-election to a third term with nearly 76% of the vote, defeating Democratic challenger Catherine Krantz and Libertarian challenger Ken Ashby on 6th November 2018. 
  • He is also a member of the Republican Study Committee and the Congressional NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus.
  • He was reportedly considered for the role of Attorney General by the Trump Administration in late 2018. 
  • He tweeted an assertion that former FBI attorney Lisa Page had confirmed to him under oath that the Obama Justice Department had ordered the FBI to not consider gross negligence charges against Hillary Clinton regarding her handling of classified material in March 2019. 
  • President Donald Trump announced on July 28, 2019, that he intended to nominate Ratcliffe to replace Dan Coats as Director of National Intelligence.
  • Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr congratulated Ratcliffe and has stated that he has "no concerns" about his qualifications.
  • On August 2, 2019, Trump said in a tweet that he was withdrawing his name from nomination. 

Marital Status (Married), Wife, Children

John Ratcliffe is a married person. He was married to Michele. The couple is also blessed with two daughters. As of today, the couple is living a happy life without any disturbances. They are enjoying their life a lot. 

Net Worth of John Ratcliffe

The net worth of this famous politician is estimated to have $32 Billion as of April 2018. At present, there is no information regarding his net worth and salary but there is no doubt in the mind of his followers that he is earning a considerable amount of salary from his work. he is satisfied with his earnings.