John Bolton Bio, Wiki, Wife, Children, Family, Facts

When you have served your country well in various capacities, then you are certainly someone people will like to know about. One of America’s finest politicians is John Bolton who has served in several Republican administrations as well as represented the United States of America at the United Nations. He is an accomplished lawyer, former policy adviser to 2012 presidential aspirant Mitt Romney, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a Fox News channel commentator, senior adviser to Freedom Capital Investment Management and counsel to Washington D.C law firm Kirkland & Ellis.

He is actively involved with the Institute of East-West Dynamics, the National Rifle Association, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom and a host of other political organizations championing different courses. John Bolton has been active in a lot of neoconservative groups which earned him the title of a neo-conservative. He strongly rejects this but still holds membership to groups like the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA), and the Committee for Peace and Security in the Gulf (CPSG).

John Bolton’s Bio, Wiki

John Bolton was born on November 20, 1948, to Virginia Clara, a housewife and her husband Jack Bolton, a fireman in Baltimore, Maryland. He did much of his growing up in Yale Heights, a working-class neighbourhood. As a brilliant young child, he won a scholarship to the prestigious McDonough School in Owings Mills Maryland. This saw him attending the school and while he was there, he ran the school’s Students For Goldwater campaign from 1964 till he graduated in 1966.

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John Bolton trained at Yale University where he shared classes with the likes of Clarence Thomas his friend, Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton at Yale Law School. He subscribed membership to the Yale Political Union during his time there and earned a B.A summa cum laude in the year 1970 and a J.D. in the year 1974.

At the time Bolton left the University, the Vietnam Civil War was still ongoing and precisely in the year 1969. Bolton enlisted in the Maryland Army National Guard in 1970 where he served for 4 years, sequel to this; he served 2 years in the United State Army where he was until the end of his enlistment. Bolton would later write in the Yale 25th reunion book that he had no desire to fight in the Vietnam war as he considered the war already lost by the time he was due to be enlisted in the army.

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John Bolton finally began practising his legal career after leaving the military and from 1974 to 1976 he was an associate at the Washington office of Covington & Burling. He left for a while after 1976 but was soon to return in 1983 and stayed till 1985. From 1993 to 1985 he worked in the capacity of a partner in the law firm of Lerner, Reed, Bolton & McManus where he was indispensable as always. Currently, he is a counsel in the famous Washington office of Kirkland & Ellis.

While pursuing his legal career, his political career was as well gaining momentum as he held several appointed political posts at various times. Notable among them was his serving as the United States Assistant Attorney General from 1988 to 1989, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs from 1989 to 1993 and United States Ambassador to the United Nations from 2005 to 2006.

Having gathered all these experiences in representing and serving the USA, in 2007 he released his book entitled Surrender is not an Option: Defending America at the United Nations and Aboard.

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John Bolton’s Family – Wife, Children, 

In marriage, John Bolton has a record of divorce. He married his first wife Christine Bolton in 1972 and divorced her in 1983 under allegations of involvement in a group sex activity at Plato’s Retreat. This was a popular swingers club that held sway in New York City in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Their marriage didn’t produce any child though.

John Bolton remarried and this time around to Gretchen Smith Bolton and they both have a daughter named Jennifer Sarah Bolton. Both parents live in Bethesda, Maryland. Details of when he married his second wife officially as well as when their daughter was born are not publicly known. There have been no controversies following this marriage as the two have been together for a long time.

Facts about John Bolton

  • He enlisted in the Maryland Army National Guard but didn’t serve in Vietnam
  • John Bolton was a nominee for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize
  • He is the father of a daughter named Jennifer Sarah Bolton
  • He is a Republican and a member of the Lutheran Church
  • John Bolton resigned as America’s ambassador to the United Nations in 2006, a post he was appointed to by former President Bush in 2005.


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