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Richard Cordray
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1st Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
In office
January 4, 2012 – November 24, 2017
President Barack Obama
Donald Trump
Deputy Steve Antonakes
Meredith Fuchs (Acting)
David Silberman (Acting)
Leandra English
Preceded by Raj Date (Special Adviser)
Succeeded by Kathleen Kraninger
49th Attorney General of Ohio
In office
January 8, 2009 – January 9, 2011
Governor Ted Strickland
Preceded by Nancy Rogers
Succeeded by Mike DeWine
46th Treasurer of Ohio
In office
January 8, 2007 – January 7, 2009
Governor Ted Strickland
Preceded by Jennette Bradley
Succeeded by Kevin Boyce
Treasurer of Franklin County
In office
December 9, 2002 – January 8, 2007
Preceded by Wade Steen
Succeeded by Ed Leonard
Solicitor General of Ohio
In office
September 1993 – January 6, 1995
Governor George Voinovich
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Jeffrey Sutton
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 33rd district
In office
January 7, 1991 – December 31, 1992
Preceded by Don Gilmore
Succeeded by Priscilla Mead
Personal details
Born
Richard Adams Cordray

May 3, 1959 (1959-05-03) (age 61)
Grove City, Ohio, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Peggy Cordray
Children 2
Education Michigan State University (BA)
Brasenose College, Oxford (MA)
University of Chicago (JD)

Richard Adams Cordray (born May 3, 1959) is an American lawyer and politician who was the first Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from 2012 to 2017. Before to his appointment, Cordray was Ohio's Attorney General, Solicitor General, and Treasurer.

Cordray left the agency in November 2017, with many people believing that he would declare his candidacy for Governor of Ohio in the 2018 gubernatorial election. He declared his candidacy in 2018 only to lose the general election to Republican Mike DeWine.


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