Biographical information on Rahm Emanuel

By The Associated Press
October 1, 2010

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NAME -- Rahm Israel Emanuel.

AGE-BIRTH DATE-LOCATION -- 50; Nov. 29, 1959; Chicago.

EXPERIENCE -- White House chief of staff, 2009-present; congressman representing Illinois, 2003-2008; managing director, investment bank Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, Chicago, 1999-2002; various Clinton administration positions, including senior policy adviser, director of special projects, political director, White House, 1993-1998; national finance director, Clinton presidential campaign, 1991-92; senior adviser, chief fundraiser, Chicago mayoral campaign of Richard M. Daley, 1989; national campaign director, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, 1988; campaign worker, Senate campaign of Paul Simon, 1984.

EDUCATION -- Bachelor's, Sarah Lawrence College, 1981; Master's in speech and communication, Northwestern University, 1985.

FAMILY -- Married to Amy Rule; three children.

QUOTE -- "Now is a time for unity, and Mr. President-elect, I will do everything in my power to help you stitch together the frayed fabric of our politics and help summon Americans of both parties to unite in common purpose."