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Karl Christian Rove

Karl Christian Rove, American political analyst, former federal official. Named one of The 100 Most Influential People in the World, TIME magazine, 2005, The 50 Most Powerful People in District of Columbia, Gentlemen’s Quarterly magazine, 2007, The 50 Highest-Earning Political Figures, Newsweek, 2010.


  • Rove, Karl Christian was born on December 25, 1950 in Denver, Colorado, United States.

  • Education

    • Student, University Utah, 1969—1971. Student, University Maryland, 1972. Student, George Mason University, 1973—1975.

      Student, University Texas, 1977.


    • Executive director College Republican National Committee, Washington, 1971—1973, chairman, 1973—1977. Special assistant to chairman George Bush National Committee, 1973—1975, executive assistant to co-chairman Richard Obenshain, 1975, also member Remote Control executive committee, 1971—1975. Finance director Virginia Republican Committee, Richmond, 1976.

      Director Fund for Ltd. Government, Houston, 1977—1979. Deputy director Governor William P. Clements Junior Committee, 1979—1980.

      Director Texas Victory Committee, Austin, 1980. Special assistant for administration, deputy executive assistant to Governor State of Texas, 1980—1981. President Karl Rove & Company, 1981—1999.

      Political advisory & chief strategist George W. Bush gubernatorial and presidential campaigns, 1993—2001. Senior advisory to president The White House, Washington, 2001—2007, assistant & deputy chief of staff, 2005—2007. Contributor, political analyst FOX News Channel, since 2008.

      Columnist Wall St. Journal, since 2008, Newsweek, since 2008. President United States Youth Council, Washington, 1975—1977, selection panel, 1973—1977. Regent Texas Woman's University, Denton, 1981—1983, East Texas State University, 1990—1991.

      Treasurer Texas Women's Employment and Education Program, Austin, 1981—1983. Member regional selection panel White House Fellows Commission, 1987—1990.



    Member special committee on governance Texas Higher Education Coordinator Board, 1989—1991. Board directors Texas Business Hall of Fame, 1987—1988. Member Board for International Broadcasting, 1991—1994.

    Board visitors McDonald Observatory, 1993—2001. Member of Barton Creek Country Club (Austin).


    • Son of Louis Claude (Junior) and Reba Louise (Wood) Rove. Married Valerie Wainright Rove, July 10, 1976 (divorced January 1980). Married Darby Tara Hickson, January 25, 1986 (divorced 2009).

      1 child Andrew Madison.
    • father: Louis Claude Rove
    • spouses: Valerie Wainright Rove
    • Darby Tara Hickson
    • child: Andrew Madison Rove
    Karl Christian Rove
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    Born December 25, 1950
    (age 66)