Rick Santorum Biography, Age, Family, Wife, Children, Education and Networth

Rick Santorum Biography

Rick Santorum was born on 10th May 1958, he is an American attorney, author, politician, and political commentator.Santorum is a member of the Republican Party, he served as a United States Senator from Pennsylvania from 1995 to 2007 and was the Senate’s third-ranking Republican from 2001 to 2007. Santorum ran as a candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination, finishing second to Mitt Romney.

He was elected as a United States Senator from Pennsylvania in 1994. Santorum served two terms until lost his reelection bid in 2006. He is a Catholic, he is also a social conservative who opposes same-sex marriage and artificial birth control. When he was a senator, Santorum was the author of what came to be known as the Santorum Amendment, which promoted the teaching of intelligent design. In 2005, he introduced the Workplace Religious Freedom Act along with Senator John Kerry.

Before his departure from the Senate, Santorum worked as a consultant, private-practice lawyer, and news contributor. Santorum ran for the Republican nomination in the 2012 U.S. presidential election. He went beyond expectations by winning 11 primaries and caucuses and received nearly 4 million votes, making him the runner-up to eventual nominee Mitt Romney by the time he suspended his campaign on April 10, 2012. He officially endorsed Romney on May 7, 2012. Santorum ran again in the 2016 presidential election but ended his campaign in February 2016 after a poor showing in the Iowa caucuses. Santorum became a CNN senior political commentator  in January 2017.

Rick Santorum Age

Rick Santorum was born on 10th May 1958, he is 60 years old as in year 2018.

Rick Santorum Family

Rick Santorum was born in Winchester, Virginia. Santorum is the middle of the three children. He is the son to Aldo Santorum (1923–2011), a clinical psychologist who immigrated to the United States at age seven from Riva, Trentino, Italy, and Catherine (Dughi) Santorum (b. 1918), an administrative nurse who is of Italian and Irish ancestry.

Santorum was brought up in Berkeley County, West Virginia, and Butler County, Pennsylvania. Santorum’s family lived in an apartement provided by the Veterans in West Virginia, his family lived in an apartment provided by the Veterans. Administration. He attended elementary school at Butler Catholic School and then continued on the Butler Senior High School. Santorum’s nickname was “Rooster”, supposedly for both a cowlick strand of hair and an assertive nature, particularly on important political issues. When his parents transferred to the Naval Station Great Lakes in northern Illinois, he attended the Roman Catholic Carmel High School in Mundelein, Illinois, for one year, graduating in 1976.

Santorum joined Pennsylvania State university for his undergraduate studies, he was serving as chairman of the university’s College Republicans chapter and he graduated with a BA degree with honors in political science in 1980. When at Penn State, Santorum joined the Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity. Santorum then completed a one-year MBA program at the University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, graduating in 1981. Year 1986, he received a JD degree with honors from Dickinson School of Law.

Rick Santorum Wife|Children|Daughter|Kids

Santorum married his future wife, Karen Garver who was born in 1960, while she was a neo-natal nurse studying law at the University of Pittsburgh and he was recruiting summer interns for Kirkpatrick & Lockhart. The couple married in 1990 and have seven living children.

Santorums’ son Gabriel who was born prematurely died in the hospital two hours later. He was born 20 weeks of pregnancy in 1996. His wife wrote that she and Rick slept with the dead infant between them in the hospital that night, then brought him home the following day and introduced him to their other children as “your brother Gabriel”. After Fifteen years later, their handling of their infant son’s death attracted scrutiny in January 2012 following Santorum’s success in the Iowa caucuses. A psychologist who was interviewed by ABC News said what the Santorums did was encouraged at the time, although no longer recommended; yet another told the media outlet: “It’s not far out of the norm at all … There is nothing pathological about it or particularly alarming.” Writers who had experienced a stillbirth defended the Santorums’ actions, with columnist Charles Lane writing that he personally regretted not showing the body of his stillborn baby to his then six-year-old son, and Jessica Heslam, writing that holding her own stillborn baby brought her “much peace”. Other four eldest children appeared with their parents on Piers Morgan Tonight in January 2012. Her daughter Elizabeth, who was five at the time of Gabriel’s death, said she was glad to have seen him, and that he holds a place in her heart.

In year 2008, his wife Karen Garver Santorum gave birth to their eighth child, Isabella, who was diagnosed with Edwards syndrome (Trisomy 18), a serious genetic disorder, with only a 10% chance of survival past one year old. Due to his wife second admission in hospital in a few months Santorum officially suspended his campaign for the United States presidential election.

He traveled, in 2002, to Rome to speak at a centenary celebration of the birth of Saint Josemaría Escrivá, founder of Opus Dei. Santorum and his wife were invested as Knight and Dame of Magistral Grace of the Knights of Malta in a ceremony at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York on November.

Santorum family photos
Santorum family photos

Rick Santorum Net Worth

His net worth has been estimated between $880,000 and $3 million

Rick Santorum House|Home

Santorum  purchased a three-bedroom house in the Pittsburgh suburb  of Penn Hills in 1997. In 2001, he bought a $640,000 house in Leesburg, Virginia, sold it in 2007 for $850,000, and purchased a $2 million home in Great Falls, Virginia.

Rick Santorum College|Education

He attended elementary school at Butler Catholic School and then continued on the Butler Senior High School. Santorum’s nickname was “Rooster”, supposedly for both a cowlick strand of hair and an assertive nature, particularly on important political issues. When his parents transferred to the Naval Station Great Lakes in northern Illinois, he attended the Roman Catholic Carmel High School in Mundelein, Illinois, for one year, graduating in 1976.

Santorum joined Pennsylvania State university for his undergraduate studies, he was serving as chairman of the university’s College Republicans chapter and he graduated with a BA degree with honors in political science in 1980. When at Penn State, Santorum joined the Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity. Santorum then completed a one-year MBA program at the University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, graduating in 1981. Year 1986, he received a JD degree with honors from Dickinson School of Law.

Rick Santorum Website

Rick Santorum official website: www.ricksantorum.com

Rick Santorum Book

He  has written four books: It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good (2005); American Patriots: Answering the Call to Freedom (2012);  Blue Collar Conservatives: Recommitting to an America That Works (2014); and Bella’s Gift: How One Little Girl Transformed Our Family and Inspired a Nation (2015

Rick Santorum Religion

Although Santorum was raised in a nominally Catholic household, his faith began to deepen when he met his future wife, Karen. Santorum’s account, conversations with her father, Dr. Kenneth Garver, a staunch Catholic and pro-life advocate, solidified his understanding and opposition to abortion. Santorum and his wife have since become increasingly religious. He now regards himself a devout Catholic and acknowledges his faith as the source of his politics and worldview. Santorum attends Mass almost daily and he also organizes a Catholic study group for lawmakers while in Congress.

Rick Santorum Abortion

He considered himself pro-choice on abortion throughout his early life, but changed to a pro-life position by 1990 when he ran for Congress.

Rick Santorum gay|Homosexual

Former Republican U.S. Senator and 2012 and 2016 U.S. Presidential candidate Rick Santorum is againist homosexual behavior. He Sees it as antithetical to a healthy, stable, traditional family. He does not believe the right to privacy under the United States Constitution covers sexual acts, and criticized the US Supreme Court ruling in the case of Lawrence v. Texas that ruled to the contrary. He has stated that the U.S. military’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which ended in 2011, should be reinstated and has voiced his opposition to same-sex parenting. His views provoked criticism from Democratic politicians and other groups, but have been supported by some conservative Christians.

Rick Santorum Quotes|Controversy

  1. One of the things I will talk about, that no president has talked about before, is I think the dangers of contraception in this country…. Many of the Christian faith have said, well, that’s okay, contraception is okay. It’s not okay. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.
  2. All the people who live in the West Bank are Israelis, they’re not Palestinians. There is no ‘Palestinian.’ This is Israeli land.
  3. Would the potential attraction to Mormonism by simply having a Mormon in the White House threaten traditional Christianity by leading more Americans to a church that some Christians believe misleadingly calls itself Christian, is an active missionary church, and a dangerous cult?
  4. “I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money; I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money.”
  5. The question is — and this is what Barack Obama didn’t want to answer — is that human life a person under the Constitution? And Barack Obama says no. Well if that person — human life is not a person, then — I find it almost remarkable for a black man to say, ‘We’re going to decide who are people and who are not people.'”

Rick Santorum Height

He has  a height of  1.91 m.

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