Last updated on: 3/17/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

Michael Steele, JD Biography

Title:
Former Chairman of the Republican National Committee
Position:
Con to the question "Should Gay Marriage Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Our party platform articulates our opposition to gay marriage and civil unions, positions shared by many Americans. I believe that marriage should be between one man and one woman and strongly disagree with Maine’s decision to legalize gay marriage.”

RNC email, mydd.com, May 6, 2009

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Chairman, Republican National Committee, Jan. 30, 2009-Jan. 14, 2011
  • Chairman, GOPAC, 2007-2009
  • Partner, Dewey & LeBoeuf, 2007-2009
  • Rodel Fellow in Public Leadership, Aspen Institute, 2005
  • Recipient, Bethune-DuBois Institute Award, 2005
  • Speaker, Republican National Convention, 2004
  • Maryland Lieutenant Governor, 2003-2007
  • Recipient, Vikki Buckley Political Leadership Award, Black America’s Political Action Committee, 2002
  • Chair, Maryland Republican Party, 2000-2002
  • Recipient, Maryland State Republican Man of the Year, 1995
  • Chair, Prince George’s Countys Republican Central Committee, 1994-2000
  • Attorney, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton Law Offices, 1991-1997
Education:
  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1991
  • Studied at Augustinian Friars Seminary at Villanova University (no degree earned)
  • BA, International Relations, Johns Hopkins University, 1981
Other:
  • Born October 19, 1958, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland
  • Attends services at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Landover Hills, MD
  • Has two children
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should Gay Marriage Be Legal?