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Karl Christian Rove, American Marketing professional, political consultant ( ind: svc.govt: executive administration, Cons.)marketing professional, political consultant. member, regional selection panel White House; member Board for International Broadcasting, 1991^,; member board visitors McDonald Observatory,1993^.; Member Barton Creek Country.


Rove, Karl Christian was born on December 25, 1950 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Louis C. Junior and Reba Louise (Wood) Rove.


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.