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Matthew G. Whitaker, American lawyer, specializing in the field of General Business, Mergers and Acquisitions.


Whitaker, Matthew G. was born on October 29, 1969 in Des Moines, Iowa, United States.


Bachelor in Communications, University Iowa, 1991. Master of Business Administration, University Iowa, 1995. Juris Doctor, University Iowa, 1995.


For the historian, see: Matthew C. Whitaker He was appointed June 15, 2004 by President George W. Bush. Whitaker resigned in November 2009 following the appointment and confirmation of Nicholas A. Klinefledt, who was appointed by President Barack Obama. While at Iowa, Whitaker played tight end for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes football team, appearing in Iowa's Rose Bowl game in 1991.

Whitaker, a Republican, ran unsuccessfully for Treasurer of Iowa in 2002, losing to incumbent Democrat Michael Fitzgerald by 55% to 43%, and was a candidate for the United States Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Tom Harkin in 2014. He came fourth in the Republican primary, with 11,909 votes (754%). Whitaker is also Executive Director of The Foundation for Accountability & Civic Trust (FACT), a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) "organization dedicated to promoting accountability, ethics, and transparency in government and civic arenas by hanging a lantern over public officials who put their own interests over the interests of the public good.".