Richard A. Cordray, American former state attorney general. Achievements include becoming an undefeated five-time Jeopardy! champion in 1987 and a semifinalist in the Tournament of Champions. Recipient Excellence in Government Leadership award, Association Government Accountants, 2008, Government Service award, NeighborWorks America, 2008.
Cordray, Richard A. was born on May 3, 1959 in Columbus, Ohio, United States.
Bachelor in Legal and Political Theory, summa cum laude, Michigan State University James Madison College, East Lansing, 1981. Master of Arts in Economics, with first class honours, Oxford University, England, 1983. Juris Doctor with honors, University Chicago Law School, 1986.
Law clerk United States Department Justice, Washington, 1986. Law clerk to justice B. White United States Supreme Court, 1987—1988, law clerk to justice A. Kennedy, 1988. Attorney Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, Cleveland, 1989—1993.
Member District 33 Ohio House of Representatives, Columbus, 1991—1993. Ohio state solicitor, 1993—1994. Treasurer Franklin County, Ohio, 2002—2007.
Ohio state treasurer, 2007—2009. Attorney general State of Ohio, 2009—2011. Adjunct professor law Ohio State University, Columbus.