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Who is Mitch McConnell’s ex-wife? Sherrill Redmon Wiki Bio

Sherrill Lynn Redmon was born in Louisville, Kentucky USA, on 6 February 1943 – her zodiac sign is Aquarius and she holds American nationality. She is a former businesswoman and a journalist, but probably best known for being the ex-wife of Mitch McConnell, a leading American politician.

Childhood and education

Sherrill was raised in Louisville by her father Charles who was a businessman, and her mother Doris who was a piano teacher; she has two sisters and a brother.

She was interested in politics and journalism as she was growing up, and attended Seneca High School where she was very active in studying and organizing events for the school, being considered as one of the best students. Upon matriculation, she enrolled at the University of Louisville, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1965, then continued her education at the University of Kentucky, obtaining her Juris Doctor degree in Philosophy in 1974.

Sherrill’s career

During the time spent married, Sherrill was mostly a housewife, raising her children while also working at the Archives and Records Center.

After her split from Mitch, she joined Smith College as a feminist scholar, and in 1993 started working for the Sophia Smith Collection of the Women’s History Archives, soon being promoted to the position of a director, holding the position until she retired in March 2012.

Love life and marriage with Mitch McConnell

Sherrill and Mitch met in 1962 while they were both studying at the University of Louisville, and they started dating after half a year, and marrying in 1968. Nearly ten years later, Mitch became the Judge of Jefferson County, which meant he spent most of his time away from home, but the marriage still functioned and Sherrill gave birth to their three girls – Elly in 1972, Claire in 1976, and Porter in 1979.

Sherrill Redmon and Mitch McConnell

However, a year after Porter was born, Sherrill and Mitch divorced, citing irreconcilable differences.

It was reported in 1986 that Sherrill slept with Harry Reid who was a Nevada Senator, while it is not known whether or not the two were in an actual relationship. Mitch went on to marry Elaine Chao, the Secretary of Transportation in 1993, and the two have been together to this day but don’t have any children together.

Hobbies and other interests

Sherrill has been a fan of history from a very early age, especially of the USA, while she has also been to many European countries and is familiar with the history of Europe too, particularly of the Balkan countries. She likes to read books in her spare time, and some of her favorite writers are Edgar Allan Po and Franz Kafka, while her favorite books include “The Trial”, “In the Penal Colony”, and “A Hunger Artist”. She is also keen on watching movies and TV series, with her favorite actors and actresses being Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson and Rosario Dawson, while her favorite movies include “Scent of a Woman”, “Donnie Brasco”, and “Devil’s Advocate”.

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She is a fighter for human rights as well as for equality of men and women, while she is also a lover of animals, and has donated money to several charity organizations, including animal shelters.

Appearance and net worth

Sherrill is 77 years old. She has medium long gray hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 4ins (1.62m) tall, and weighs around 120lbs (55kgs). As of March 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $300,000 while Mitch’s net worth is estimated at over $22.5 million.

Who is Mitch McConnell? Wiki Bio

Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr. was born in Sheffield, Alabama USA, on 20 February 1942 – his zodiac sign is Pisces and he holds American nationality.

He is a politician, best known for being a senator for Kentucky, and the Republican leader of the US Senate in 2020. He was raised in Athens, Alabama by his father Addison Mitchell McConnell Sr., who died in 1990, and his mother Julia Odene Shockley who died in 1993.

His father was in the US Army and the family moved to Augusta in Georgia when Mitch was eight as his father was stationed there. They moved again six years later to Louisville in Kentucky, where Mitch attended DuPont Manual High School. After matriculating, he enrolled at the University of Louisville, graduating in 1964 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.

He launched his career in the same year, when he worked for Senator John Sherman Cooper as an intern, and then enrolled at the University of Kentucky’s College of Law graduating in 1967.

He tried to join the US Army Reserve in the same year, but was not accepteddue to having optic neuritis. In 1968, he started working for Senator Marlow Cook, and then for Tom Emberton in 1971. He spent the following three years at a law firm, before becoming the Deputy Assistant Attorney General in Washington D.C. in 1974, and three years later the Jefferson County Judge. He was elected to the US Senate in 1985, and 1997 to serve as the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

Mitch was facing Matt Bevin, a businessman from Louisville, during the primary elections for Kentucky Senator in 2014, and he won with 60.2 percent while he went on to beat Alison Lundergan Grimes in the general elections with 52.6 percent of votes. He is going to be facing four Republicans and nine Democrats in the 2020 US Senate elections in Kentucky.

Mitch had health issues in 2003 which led to triple heart bypass surgery, which went well and he spent the next month recovering at the National Naval Medical Center located in Bethesda in Maryland.

About the author

Olivia Clarke

Joined Biography.Today in February 2020. Formerly Assistant Editor of Radar Magazine. Studied Journalism at City University.

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