Deputy Attorney General for the United States Department of Justice Rod Rosenstein was born as Rod Jay Rosenstein on January 13, 1965 in Philadelphia, California, to Robert and Gerri Rosenstein. Rosenstein grew up in Lower Moreland Township, Pennsylvania. His father Robert was a small businessman and his mother was a bookkeeper and school board president.
Rosenstein’s sister Dr. Nancy Messonnier is the director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease at the CDC in Atlanta.
Rod Rosenstein Education and Career
Rosenstein earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He later obtained his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in 1989 from Harvard Law School.
At the time of his nomination as Deputy Attorney general in April 2017, he held the record as the nation’s longest-serving U.S. attorney, spending 27 years of service in the U.S. Justice Department.
At the very beginning of his successful career, Rod Rosenstein worked at Harvard, as an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Then he served as a law clerk to Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
A few years after graduation from Harvard Law School, Rosenstein got appointed by Deputy Attorney General Phillip Heymann to serve as counsel in Clinton’s administration.
In early 1990’s Rosenstein joined the U.S. Department of Justice through the Attorney General’s Honors Program. From 1990 to 1993, he prosecuted public corruption cases as the trial attorney with the Public Integrity Section of the Criminal Division.
From 2001 to 2005, Rod Rosenstein served as principal deputy assistant attorney general for the tax division in the U.S. Justice Department. In 2005, George W. Bush appointed him to serve as U.S. attorney for the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. He remained on that position even after Barack Obama took over the presidential office in 2009.
During that time Rosenstein prosecuted one of high-profile cases in which Jack B. Johnson, a county executive in Maryland was accused of hiding cash bribes. Rosenstein and his office were building the case against Johnston for five years and in 2011 Johnston pleaded guilty.
On January 13, 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Rod Rosenstein to serve as Deputy Attorney for the United States Department of Justice. On April 25, 2017, he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate and in May 2017, Rosenstein came into the epicenter of the national controversy. Namely, he authorized a memo, which was, according to President Trump’s words, the grounds of his decision to dismiss FBI Director at the time, James Comey.
Rosenstein suggested that Comey needs to be removed from the FBI in a letter that he wrote to President Trump. One of his reasons for this suggestion was the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server.
In his political party, Rosenstein is well known for his scrupulous methods, thoughtful judgements and late night emails. He is a very powerful man in the D.C. today, with an enormous political responsibility.
Even though he is recorded Republican, Rod Rosenstein has served almost three decades at the Justice Department under five different administrations, which earned him an admirable reputation among both political parties.
Rod Rosenstein Net Worth and Income
The exact information on Rod Rosenstein net worth and income has not been disclosed to public.
Wife and Family
There is very few information available on Rod Rosenstein private life bio. It is known that he is married. His wife Lisa Barsoomian is a lawyer and she works as a Senior Attorney for the National Institutes of Health at Bethesda, MD. She is of Armenian origin and is believed to be 49 years old. The couple has two daughters, Julie Rosenstein, born in 2000 and Allison Rosenstein, born in 2002.
Rod Rosenstein Age
Deputy Attorney General for the United States Department of Justice, Rod Rosenstein is 52 years old.
Ethnicity and Nationality
Rosenstein is of Jewish heritage and he holds American nationality.
Rod Rosenstein was a member of Bethesda’s Reform Temple Sinai from 2008 to 2014. He also was a member of a Jewish Community Center Sports League from 1993 to 2012.
He worked under five different State administrations.
Rosenstein is considered to be most powerful man in the D.C. today.