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Rahm Emanuel

Rahm EmanuelAKA Rahm Israel Emanuel

Born: 29-Nov-1959
Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Mayor of Chicago

Long-time US Representative from Illinois, famed as a power broker and dealmaker, who resigned from Congress to become President Barack Obama's first White House chief of staff. Quit the Obama White House in October 2010 to run for Mayor of Chicago, winning election on 22 Feb 2011 and taking office 16 May 2011.

A moderate Democrat, Emanuel is pro-choice, voted for the Iraq War, and is a supporter of Israel. As chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, he largely engineered the 2006 election victory in which Democrats retook control of the US House.

High school classmate of Mark Kirk. Despite widespread disinformation, he never served in the Israel Defense Forces.

[1] Anshe Sholom B'nai Israel, Chicago.

Father: Benjamin M. Emanuel (pediatrician)
Mother: Martha Smulevitz
Brother: Ari
Ezekiel Emanuel (oncologist, b. 6-Sep-1957)
Sister: Shoshanna (adopted)
Wife: Amy Rule (one son, two daughters)
Son: Zacharias
Daughter: Ilana
Daughter: Leah

    High School: New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL (1977)
    University: BA, Sarah Lawrence College (1981)
    University: MA Speech and Communication, Northwestern University (1985)

    Mayor of Chicago (2011-)
    White House Chief of Staff (2009-10)
    US Congressman, Illinois 5th (3-Jan-2003 to 2-Jan-2009, resigned)
    Dresdner Kleinwort Managing Director (1999-2002)
    White House Staff Assistant to President Bill Clinton (1993-98)
    Arby's Lost half finger in accident (age 17)
    American Arts Alliance
    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman (2005-07)
    Gore 2000
    Hillary Rodham Clinton for US Senate Committee
    Roast: William Safire (1998)
    Roast: Stephen Colbert (2008)
    Funeral: Steve Jobs (2011)
    New Democrat Movement House New Democrat Coalition
    Israeli Ancestry Paternal
    Risk Factors: Amputee

    The War Room (14-Sep-1993) · Himself

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