John Ratcliffe, Director of National Intelligence

John Ratcliffe

Director of National Intelligence

John Lee Ratcliffe was born in December 1965 in Mount Prospect, Illinois. He earned an undergraduate degree in government and international studies from the University of Notre Dame and received his Juris Doctor at the Southern Methodist University School of Law. He engaged in the private practice of law.

Ratcliffe was elected to four consecutive terms as Mayor of Heath, Texas, a small community outside Dallas. He was appointed by President George W. Bush to be Chief of Anti-Terrorism and National Security for the Eastern District of Texas within the Department of Justice. Several years later, he was named interim U.S. Attorney for that district. After service there, he returned to private practice.

He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives serving from January 2015 to May 2020 when he was confirmed by the Senate to be President Trump’s Director of National Intelligence.

Ratcliffe is married to Michele and they have two daughters. He is a Christian.

In the News…

Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe will be publicly warning that China’s threat to the U.S. is a defining issue of our time. He will make a series of public statements and appearances outlining intelligence that indicates China to be the greatest national security threat that America faces.

This rare public relations blitz is one of the first major components of a broader, administration-wide effort to raise the alarm about China and to build consensus and awareness about China’s intent to supplant the United States as the world’s dominant power.

It is the Trump Administration’s goal to make the American public aware that, regardless of one’s political leanings, China is a profound danger to U.S. interests and Western democracy.

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Director Ratcliffe today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable John Ratcliffe, Director
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Washington, DC 20511


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