Jennifer Granholm, Secretary of Energy

Jennifer Granholm

Secretary of Energy

Jennifer Mulhern Granholm was born in February 1959 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The family emigrated to California when she was four years old. At the age of 21, she became a naturalized U.S. citizen. She earned an undergraduate degree in political science and French from the University of California at Berkeley and a Juris Doctor from Harvard University. She clerked at the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

After several years in private practice, Granholm became an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. She was elected Attorney General of Michigan, serving there four years before becoming Governor for eight years. She was an adjunct professor of law and public policy at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy and UC Berkeley School of Law.

Granholm was nominated by President Joe Biden to be Secretary of Energy. She was confirmed by the Senate and sworn in by the vice president on February 25, 2021.

She is married to Daniel Mulhern and they have three children.

In the News…

The 2023 Summit of the Group of Seven will be held between May 19 and 21 in Japan. The seven nations that make up the group are the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. 

Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm said she has plans to go to Japan in order to “advance” the green agenda of President Biden’s administration and “address how the acceleration of the clean energy transition will help strengthen global energy security.” 

Earlier this year, the U.S. and Japan entered into a cooperative agreement to develop and construct next-generation advanced nuclear reactors, including small modular ones, “within each country and third countries.” 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Secretary Granholm today? You can let her know at:

The Honorable Jennifer Granholm
Secretary of Energy
1000 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20585


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