March 22, 2023

Who is Michele Ratcliffe? John Ratcliffe Wife; Bio, Wiki, Age, Education, Background, Husband, Children, Lawyer

Michele Ratcliffe Bio, Wiki

Michele Ratcliffe was born on January 27th, 1965. She is American Lawyer and Partner of Sifford, Edson, Meyer & Jones, L.L.P. Michele is also renown for being the wife to John Ratcliffe, an American politician who serves as the congressman for Texas’s 4th district since 2015. Ratcliffe is slated to be nominated to replace Dan Coats as Director of National Intelligence, following an announcement from President Donald Trump on July 28th, 2019 but later withdrew from the appointment 5 days later.

Michele Ratcliffe Age

She was born on January 27th, 1965 in Detroit, Michigan, United States and is currently 54 years old.

Michele Ratcliffe Education

She is a 1987 graduated from Hillsdale College with a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude. She later went to Southern Methodist University (Juris Doctor) graduating in 1990.

Michele Ratcliffe Career Background

Michele is an American Lawyer and Partner of Sifford, Edson, Meyer & Jones, L.L.P., specializing in the field of Practice in State and Federal Courts. General Civil Practice. Commercial and Personal Injury Litigation. Insurance. Taxation, Securities, Real Estate, Banking, Corporate, Oil and Gas and Municipal Corporations.

She was admitted to the bar in 1990, Texas.

Michele Ratcliffe & John Ratcliffe

John Ratcliffe was born on October, 20th, 1965. He shares the same year of birth (1965) as his wife Michele. Ratcliffe was one of six children growing up in northwest Chicago. After he graduated from Carbondale Community High School, he went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Government and International Studies from the University of Notre Dame.

Ratcliffe continued his education studying law at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where he earned his Juris Doctor. It was also while studying at SMU that he first met the woman who would become his wife, Michele. She is bar certified in the state of Texas.

The couple have lived together in Heath, Texas, for 19 years.

Michele Ratcliffe Children

Ratcliffe shares two children with his wife Michelle, daughters Darby and Riley Ratcliffe. Their eldest child, Riley plays soccer and is a student at Texas A&M. She is currently in a relationship with boyfriend Jarrod Rasberry.

Darby is a student at Rockwell-Health High School and is an avid competitive diver. Based on both of Ratcliff’s daughters’ Instagram photos, they are incredibly close with one another and they both regularly visit Washington, D.C. to visit their father.

John Ratcliffe Director of National Intelligence

President Donald Trump announced on July 28, 2019, that he intended to nominate Ratcliffe to replace Dan Coats as Director of National Intelligence. Dan Coats has held the position since 2017 and will officially be stepping down from his position on August 15th, 2019.

On August 2nd, Ratcliffe abruptly withdrew his name from the appointment. The withdrawal happened after Republican senators raised concerns about him, former intelligence officials said he might politicize intelligence, and media revealed Ratcliffe’s embellishments regarding his prosecutorial experience in terrorism and immigration cases.

John Ratcliffe, a conservative representative from Texas’s 4th District reportedly met with Trump to discuss the job nearly on July 2019 and gained national attention after going after Special Counsel Robert Mueller during his testimony before Congress.

Ratcliffe said during the public hearing, “I agree with Chairman Nadler this morning when he said Donald Trump is not above the law. But he damn sure should not be below the law which is where Volume II of this report puts him.”

] President Donald Trump announced on July 28, 2019, that he intended to nominate Ratcliffe to replace Dan Coats as Director of National Intelligence (DNI).[8][9]