Linda McMahon facts for kids
|25th Administrator of the Small Business Administration|
February 14, 2017 – April 12, 2019
|Preceded by||Maria Contreras-Sweet|
|Succeeded by||Chris Pilkerton (Acting)|
Linda Marie Edwards
October 4, 1948
New Bern, North Carolina, U.S.
Vince McMahon (m. 1966)
|Education||East Carolina University (BA)|
Linda Marie McMahon (née Edwards; born October 4, 1948) is an American professional wrestling magnate and politician. She is the 25th Administrator of the Small Business Administration serving from February 14, 2017 to April 12, 2019. McMahon was active with the WWE (WWF until 2002) from 1980 to 2009. She has been married to Vince McMahon since 1966.
WWE business career
As President and later CEO of the company, she created the company's civic programs, Get REAL and Smackdown Your Vote. She occasionally made on-screen appearances, most notably in a wrestling "feud" with her husband which climaxed at WrestleMania X-Seven. McMahon and her husband became wealthy through WWE's success, and the McMahon family name is now synonymous with the professional wrestling industry.
United States senate campaigns
McMahon was the Republican nominee for Connecticut's other Senate seat in the 2012 race, but lost to Democratic Representative Chris Murphy.
Administrator of the Small Business Administration (2017 – 2019)
On December 7, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate McMahon to be the Administrator of the Small Business Administration when he takes office. McMahon was confirmed by the full Senate on February 14, 2017, with a vote of 81-19.
On March 29, 2019, it was officially made public by the Trump administration that McMahon would be stepping down as the Administrator of the Small Business Administration. The resignation took effect on April 12, 2019. On April 15, 2019, McMahon was officially named Chairman of America First Action, a pro-Trump Super PAC.
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