John Delaney Fast Facts

Posted at 4:24 PM, Feb 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-18 18:24:16-05

Here is a look at the life of John Delaney, a businessman, former representative from Maryland and a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.

Birth date: April 16, 1963

Birth place: Wood-Ridge, New Jersey

Birth name: John Kevin Delaney

Father: Jack Delaney, an electrician

Mother: Elaine, homemaker

Marriages: April McClain-Delaney

Children: Summer, Lily, Grace, Brooke

Education: Columbia University, B.S., 1985; Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. 1988

Religion: Roman Catholic

Other Facts:
Went to Columbia University on scholarships from his father’s trade union, the American Legion, the VFW and the Lions Club.

Delaney, who has owned a health care company, a health care lender, and a lender to small- and mid-sized businesses, was one of the wealthiest members of Congress when he served as a representative from Maryland, according to the 2018 Roll Call Wealth of Congress analysis, which placed him as the sixth-richest, with a calculated net worth of $93 million.

The youngest CEO of a publicly traded company when his first company was listed on the stock exchange.

He practiced law briefly at Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge in the late 1980s, after completing law school.

1990-1992 – Co-owns and runs American Home Therapies, a health care firm, together with Ethan Leder.

1993 – Co-founds HealthCare Financial Partners, a lender to health care companies, with Ethan Leder and Edward Nordberg Jr.

1993-1997 – Serves as Chairman of the Board, CEO and president of HealthCare Financial Partners.

2000-2009 – Co-founds and acts as CEO/executive manager of CapitalSource, a lender to small- and medium-sized businesses.

2010 -2012 – Serves as executive chairman of CapitalSource.

April 6, 2012 – Resigns as executive chairman of CapitalSource after becoming the Democratic candidate in Maryland’s 6th District race.

January 3, 2013-January 3, 2019 – US Representative from Maryland’s 6th District.

July 28, 2017 – Announces in a Washington Post opinion piece that he is running for president and will not run for re-election to the House of Representatives.