Portland, Oregon , United States
Sep 23, 2009 05:07pm
Caucasian - Marine Corps -
|Info||John Kroger is the Attorney General of Oregon. John has devoted his entire life to public service as a United States Marine, federal prosecutor, public policy expert, and teacher. John was elected in November 2008 after winning the nominations of both the Democratic and Republican parties. He won every county in the state, accruing more votes than any other candidate on the ballot, including President Barack Obama. |
As a federal criminal prosecutor, John won major cases against mafia killers, drug kingpins, and corrupt government officials. He helped prosecute crooked Enron executives and served on the emergency response team to the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. In recognition of his work, John won awards and commendations from the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the State Department. In 1999, John received the Director's Award for Outstanding Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney from Attorney General Janet Reno for convicting two mafia captains for committing multiple murders. John wrote about his experiences as a prosecutor in his book Convictions, published in 2008.
John is an avid runner, cyclist, and hiker. He has run Oregon's Hood-to-Coast Relay seven times and biked across the United States. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in philosophy from Yale University and his law degree with honors from Harvard Law School. Prior to his election, he served as a law professor at Portland's Lewis & Clark Law School.