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Pete Buttigieg Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Bio/Wiki Full NamePeter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg NicknameMayor Pete ProfessionPolitician Famous ForBeing the first Gay to run for President of the United States in 2020 Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm in meters- 1.73 m in feet inches- 5’ 8” Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg in pounds- 154 lbs Eye ColorLavender Gray Hair ColorDark Brown Politics Political PartyDemocratic

Some Lesser Known Facts About Pete Buttigieg

  1. Does Pete Buttigieg smoke?: Not Known

  2. Does Pete Buttigieg drink alcohol?: Yes

  3. Pete was born and raised into a modest family in a neighborhood of South Bend, Indiana.

  4. His father, Joseph Buttigieg, was an immigrant from Malta and was a professor of literature at The University of Notre Dame at South Bend.

  5. Pete’s mother, Jennifer Anne, was a professor at Notre Dame for 29 years.

  6. He studied at Stanley Clark School in South Bend till 8th standard.

Pete Buttigieg Sitting In Front Of Stanley Clark School

  1. Thereafter, Pate entered St. Joseph High School in South Bend where he was valedictorian of his high school senior class.

Pete Buttigieg Photo During His Study At St. Joseph High School

  1. In 2000, while studying at St. Joseph High School, Buttigieg became the recipient of a first prize for the JFK Profiles in Courage Essay Contest awarded by the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston. To receive the prize, he traveled to Boston where he met Caroline Kennedy and other members of President Kennedy’s family.

  2. After his schooling, Pete went to Harvard where he was president of the Harvard Institute of Politics Student Advisory Committee.

  3. While studying at Harvard, Mr. Buttigieg wrote his undergraduate thesis on the influence of Puritanism on U.S. foreign policy as reflected in Graham Greene’s novel The Quiet American.

Pete Buttigieg Harvard Time Photo

  1. After graduating from Harvard in 2005, he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship.

  2. Before graduating from Pembroke College, Oxford, Mr. Buttigieg worked as an investigative intern at WMAQ-TV, Chicago’s NBC news affiliate.

  3. He was also an intern for Jill Long Thompson’s unsuccessful congressional campaign in 2002.

Jill Long Thompson

  1. Later, Pete served as an adviser to Jill Long Thompson’s unsuccessful gubernatorial campaign in 2008.

  2. From 2004 to 2005, he worked in Washington, D.C., as a conference director for The Cohen Group, an international strategic consulting firm of former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Cohen.

  3. Mr. Pete spent several months as a policy and research specialist for Senator John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign.

  4. After graduating from Oxford, Mr. Buttigieg started working as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he worked from 2007 to 2010.

  5. In 2009, Mr. Pete Buttigieg was commissioned as a naval intelligence officer in the Navy Reserve.

  6. In January 2012, at age 29, Mr. Pete Buttigieg became the second-youngest mayor in South Bend’s history (Schuyler Colfax III became mayor at age 28 in 1898).

Pete Buttigieg in The Mayor Office of South Bend

  1. In 2014, he was deployed to Afghanistan for seven months; where he was assigned to the Afghan Threat Finance Cell, a counterterrorism unit that targeted Taliban insurgency financing.

Pete Buttigieg In Afghanistan

  1. After his Afghanistan stint, Mr. Buttigieg returned to his hometown, South Bend, and he remained a lieutenant in the Naval Reserve until 2017.

Pete Buttigieg After His Return From Afghanistan

  1. During his first stint as the Mayor of South Bend, he took various strict initiatives against corrupt officials including the demotion of South Bend police chief Darryl Boykins and termination of the police department’s communications director.

  2. GovFresh.com named Pete Buttigieg as Mayor of The Year for 2013; he tied with third-term New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg.

  3. For his youth, education, and military background, in 2014, The Washington Post termed Pete Buttigieg “the most interesting mayor you’ve never heard of.”

  4. In 2016, the New York Times columnist Frank Bruni did a story on Pete Buttigieg’s work and asked in the headline if he could eventually be elected as “the first gay president.”

  5. Mr. Buttigieg is very popular for his signature program- “Vacant and Abandoned Properties Initiative” (known locally as “1,000 Properties in 1,000 Days”), a project to demolish or repair blighted properties across the city.

Pete Buttigieg Looking At A Demolition Drive

  1. His other popular urban development program was “Smart Streets,” which involved the conversion of one-way streets to two-way streets, streetside beautification, widening of sidewalks, the addition of bike lanes, and the introduction of roundabouts.

Pete Buttigieg’s Smart Street Program

  1. Pete Buttigieg made headlines when on April 14, 2019, he officially launched his campaign for President of the United States in 2020 election.

  1. Mr. Buttigieg is a polyglot and can speak fluently in Spanish, Maltese, Italian, French, Farsi, and Arabic. He also taught himself to speak Norwegian.

  2. He is a professional guitarist and pianist, and in 2013, he performed with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra as a guest piano soloist along with Ben Folds.

Pete Buttigieg Playing The Piano

  1. He is a passionate Baseball Star player.

Pete Buttigieg Playing Baseball Star

  1. He is an adventure enthusiast and often takes time to enjoy different adventurous sports.

Pete Buttigieg Doing Rafting

  1. He has also authored a book titled “Shortest Way Home: One Mayor’s Challenge and a Model for America’s Future.”

Pete Buttigieg’s Book Shortest Way Home

  1. In June 2015, Mr. Buttigieg wrote an essay in the South Bend Tribune, in which he disclosed his sexual identity as a gay.

  2. In August 2015, he met his future partner/husband, Chasten Glezman, on the dating app Hinge. After dating for two years, they got engaged in December 2017.

  3. He lives with his partner/husband, Chasten Glezman, in the neighborhood of South Bend with their two rescue dogs, Truman and Buddy.

Pete Buttigieg And Chasten Glezman Playing With Their Dogs

References/Sources: [ + ]

1. ↑ CNN 2. ↑ South Bend Tribune


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