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|1st Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau|
January 4, 2012 – November 24, 2017
Meredith Fuchs (Acting)
David Silberman (Acting)
|Preceded by||Raj Date (Special Adviser)|
|Succeeded by||Kathleen Kraninger|
|49th Attorney General of Ohio|
January 8, 2009 – January 9, 2011
|Preceded by||Nancy Rogers|
|Succeeded by||Mike DeWine|
|46th Treasurer of Ohio|
January 8, 2007 – January 7, 2009
|Preceded by||Jennette Bradley|
|Succeeded by||Kevin Boyce|
|Treasurer of Franklin County|
December 9, 2002 – January 8, 2007
|Preceded by||Wade Steen|
|Succeeded by||Ed Leonard|
|Solicitor General of Ohio|
September 1993 – January 6, 1995
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Jeffrey Sutton|
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives|
from the 33rd district
January 7, 1991 – December 31, 1992
|Preceded by||Don Gilmore|
|Succeeded by||Priscilla Mead|
Richard Adams Cordray
May 3, 1959
Grove City, Ohio, U.S.
|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.
- Nichols, Hans; Laura Litvan (2012-01-04). "Obama Defies Republicans, Installs Cordray at Consumer Bureau". Bloomberg L.P.. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-04/obama-said-to-name-cordray-as-consumer-bureau-chief-in-recess-appointment.html.
- "Cordray quits post to run for Ohio Governor". Columbus Dispatch. November 15, 2017. http://www.dispatch.com/news/20171115/cordray-quits-federal-post-to-run-for-ohio-governor.