Blagojevich Timeline

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">Democratic gubernatorial nominee, U.S. Rep. Rod Blagojevich thanks supporters at his election night party in Chicago, March 19, 2002, after he received his party&#39;s nomination. &#40;AP Photo&#47;M. Spencer Green&#41;</span></div>
January 29, 2009 3:39:51 PM PST
Important Dates in Blagojevich's Life
  • December 10, 1956: Rod Blagojevich was born, Chicago
  • 1979: Graduated from Northwestern University
  • 1983: Law degree from Pepperdine School of Law
  • 1986-1988 Served as Cook County State's Attorney
  • 1993-1996: Member of the Illinois state house of representatives
  • 2002: Elected governor of Illinois
  • 2003: Sworn in as successor to Gov. George Ryan
  • 2006: Re-elected governor of Illinois
  • January 8, 2007: Sworn in for second term as Ill. governor
  • December 9, 2008: Arrested on federal corruption charges
  • January 29, 2009: Removed from office

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