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  Cordray, Richard
NameRichard Cordray
Grove City, Ohio , United States
Website [Link]
Born May 03, 1959 (59 years)
ContributorUser 13
Last ModifedRBH
Feb 19, 2017 10:13pm
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InfoFranklin County Treasurer

Five Time Jeopardy Winner!

Attorney at Law. Specialty in constitutional and appellate litigation. By special appointment from the U.S. Justice Department, argued three cases before the United States Supreme Court. Executive Counsel, Friends of the Homeless; Executive Counsel, National Association of Legal Aid Programs. Member of Gore Recount Legal Team in Florida (November-December 2000).

Democratic nominee and candidate for Ohio Attorney General, 1998.

Ohio State Solicitor, 1993-94. Conducted and supervised all of the State?s appellate work for the Ohio Attorney General, particularly in the U.S. and Ohio Supreme Courts; personally handled dozens of cases involving important commercial and criminal issues. Chair, National Association of Attorneys General Supreme Court Working Group on Federal Preemption.

Adjunct Professor of Law, The Ohio State University College of Law, 1989-current. Courses in State Constitutional Law, Separation of Powers, Legislative Process, U.S. Supreme Court Practice.

State Representative, 33rd Ohio House District, 1991-92. Sponsor, Ohio Community Service Education Act; Ohio Uniform Commercial Leasing Act; Ohio Environmental Siting Disclosure Act. Sponsor or Subcommittee Chair on extensive crime legislation enacted into law.

Law Clerk, Justices Byron R. White and Anthony M. Kennedy, U.S. Supreme Court.


J.D. with Honors, The University of Chicago Law School (1986). Mecham Scholar (full academic scholarship). Order of the Coif. Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review.

M.A. with First Class Honours in Philosophy, Politics & Economics, Oxford University (1983). George C. Marshall Scholarship. Varsity ?Blue? in Basketball, British Champions.

B.A. Summa Cum Laude, Michigan State University (1981). Legal & Political Theory Major. Full academic scholarship. Phi Beta Kappa. Captain, MSU ?College Bowl? team, national all-star.


Born May 3, 1959 in Columbus; attended public schools in Grove City; served as Chaplain for the Grove City chapter of DeMolay. Married to Peggy Cordray, professor at Capital University Law School. Twin son and daughter, Danny & Holly Cordray, born 10/18/98. Father Frank Cordray (retired) was program director at Orient Developmental Center for the mentally retarded; mother Ruth Cordray (deceased) founded first foster grandparent program for the mentally retarded in Ohio.

DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
06/07/2018-06/12/2018 Quinnipiac University 32.00% ( 7.0) 15.00% ( 4.0) 53.00% ( 9.0)
05/21/2018-05/25/2018 Fallon Research & Communications 29.30% ( 0.0) 9.80% ( 0.0) 60.80% ( 0.0)
02/21/2013-02/26/2013 Quinnipiac University 25.00% ( 0.0) 11.00% ( 0.0) 62.00% ( 0.0)

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Dec 05, 2011 11:05am News President Obama pushes fight for Richard Cordray   Article Monsieur 
Feb 18, 2007 04:00pm Perspective Bond firms eye tobacco money  Article None Entered 

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