Valerie J. Rumsfeld Richard is the daughter of Donald Rumsfeld, an American businessman, and politician. Her exact date of birth is unknown, but she was probably born in the mid-1950s. She has two siblings, Marcy K. Rumsfeld, and Donald Nicholas.
In her personal life, Valerie J. Rumsfeld Richard is married to Paul Normand Richard. However, there is no information on when they met and got married. They have at least three children but have not revealed their names. Her sister is also married; her younger brother suffered from addiction, but her parents mentioned that he recovered.
Education and Career
Having been born into one of the high families in the United States, Valerie Rumsfeld studied up to the college level. She is a qualified health provider and must have earned a degree from a recognized university. After completing her education in the medical field, she started practicing, and now she is working as a psychologist in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
After completing his studies at Princeton University, Valerie’s father joined the US Navy and served for three years. Donald got into politics in 1957, serving as assistant to congressman David S. Dennison Jr. After his political exposure, Valerie’s father wanted to represent his state in the United States Congress. He ran for office as the representative of Illinois in 1962, and he won.
Donald served as congressman for Illinois for four terms and served on several committees, including Government Operations, Committee on Science, and Aeronautics, among others. He then went on to serve as the chief of staff of Gerald Ford, and in 1975, he was the United States Secretary of Defense.
Valerie’s father also served in the Nixon Administration. After serving as Secretary of Defense, Donald moved to the private sector and worked in several companies at different levels. He also taught at Kellogg School of Management and Woodrow Wilson School. Valerie’s father was chairman, CEO, and president of a pharmaceutical company, G.D. Searle and Company, for over eight years.
From 2001 to 2006, Donald served as the secretary of defense for the second time. Valerie’s father and president George Bush had a rivalry, so he did not work in Bush’s administration. However, they reconciled and were seen in 2019 greeting each other, having buried the hatchet.
Valerie’s father retired from active politics in 2006, but his contributions to the political landscape were still recognized. He won several awards, including the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award
Valerie’s Father’s Death
Valerie’s father was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, and he succumbed to the disease on June 29, 2021, aged 88, at home surrounded by family. His body was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery almost two months after his death.
Valerie Rumsfeld Richard has made her wealth through her career in the medical field. Besides, her family is wealthy, given her father worked in different US political administrations for a long time. Valerie’s net worth is unknown, but at the time of her father’s death, he had a net worth of 200 million dollars.