John Ashcroft
John Ashcroft, a longtime Missouri political figure, was appointed U.S. Attorney General in 2001 by George W. Bush. Ashcroft graduated from Yale and earned a law degree at the University of Chicago. He was Missouri's attorney general from 1976-85, the state's governor from 1985-93, and a U.S. senator from 1995-2001. In 2000 Ashcroft ran for re-election against Democrat Mel Carnahan, then Missouri's governor. Carnahan was killed in a plane crash three weeks before the election, but was electe More »
Born: May 9, 1942 (Chicago, Illinois)