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
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.