Ralph Northam Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Ralph Northam

Full NameRalph Shearer Northam
ProfessionAmerican Physician, Politician, and U.S. Army veteran
Political PartyDemocratic
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Political Journey2007: Ran for office in the Virginia 6th Senate district and on November 6, 2007, he defeated Nick Rerras, a two-term Republican incumbent.
2011: Re-elected, defeating Ben Loyola, Jr., a defense contractor.
2013: Ran for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. He competed against U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra for the Democratic nomination. On November 5, 2013, Northam was elected as Virginia's 40th Lieutenant Governor.
2015: Confirmed his interest in running for Governor of Virginia in 2017.
2017: Ran for Governor of Virginia facing Republican nominee Ed Gillespie. On November 7, 2017, he was elected 73rd Governor of Virginia, defeating Ed Gillespie.
Military Service
AllegianceUnited States
BranchUnited States Army
UnitMedical Corps
Years of Service1984-1992
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters - 183 cm
in meters - 1.83 m
in feet inches - 6’
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms - 80 kg
in Pounds - 176 lbs
Eye ColorHazel Brown
Hair ColorSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of BirthSeptember 13, 1959
Age (as in 2017)58 Years
Birth PlaceNassawadox, Virginia, U.S.
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
SignatureRalph Northam Signature
HometownOnancock, Virginia, United States
SchoolOnancock High School, Virginia, United States
College/UniversityVirginia Military Institute, Lexington (Rockbridge County), Virginia, U.S.A.
Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Educational QualificationA Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the Virginia Military Institute in 1981
M.D. Degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1984
FamilyFather- Wescott B. Northam (a former Commonwealth's Attorney and Circuit Court judge)
Mother- Nancy B. Shearer (a Nurse)
Brother- Thomas Northam (a law partner of Virginia State Senate member Lynwood Lewis)
Ralph Northam (Left) With His Brother Thomas Northam
Sister- N/A
ReligionNot Known
Ethnicity/RaceWhite American
Address102 Governor Street
Richmond, Virginia, 23219
HobbiesReading, Writing, Traveling
Favorite Things
Favorite SportBasketball
Girlfriends, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
Girlfriends/AffairsNot Known
Wife/SpousePam Northam (Educator)
Ralph Northam With His Wife Pam Northam
Marriage DateYear 1987
ChildrenSon- Wes Northam (a Neurosurgery Resident)
Daughter- Aubrey Northam (a Web Developer)
Ralph Northam With His Wife And Children
Money Factor
Salary/FeesNot Known
Net WorthNot Known

Ralph Northam

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ralph Northam

  • Does Ralph Northam smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Ralph Northam drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • He grew up on the Eastern Shore during desegregation.
  • Contrary to a lot of white parents who chose to send their kids to private schools, Ralph and his brother attended and graduated from public schools.
  • At the Onancock High School, Ralph was a member of the Basketball Team.
  • Ralph was graduated as salutatorian and voted “Most Likely to Succeed.”
  • After high school, Ralph attended the Virginia Military Institute and after that Eastern Virginia Medical School (both are public schools). Ralph Northam During the Virginia Military Institute
  • Ralph has been a practicing physician for over 30 years. Ralph Northam Physician
  • As a State Legislator, one of his first major activities was to lead a campaign to pass a ban on smoking in restaurants in Virginia. However, he favors decriminalizing marijuana.
  • Northam has also served in the United States Army during the Gulf war.
  • Northam voted for Republican George W. Bush in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections, before entering politics.

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