Mike Pence: Bio

About Mike Pence

EARLY LIFE: Born June 7, 1959, in Columbus. Grew up there and graduated from Columbus North High School in 1977.

PERSONAL: Married Karen Batten of Indianapolis in 1985. Three children: Michael, Charlotte and Audrey.

EDUCATION: He graduated from Hanover College in 1981 and earned his law degree from the Indiana University School of Law in 1986.

CONGRESS: Elected in 2000 to represent portions of eastern Indiana in the United States House of Representatives, serving through 2012. In Congress, served in leadership roles as chairman of the Republican Study Committee and chairman of the House Republican Conference.

GOVERNOR: Elected Indiana’s 50th governor Nov. 6, 2012, and was inaugurated Jan. 14, 2013.

More about Mike Pence

Gov. Mike Pence lists his own set of fun facts on the State of Indiana website. Here are some things you might not know about Donald Trump’s running mate.

Birthday: June 7, 1959

Birthplace and hometown: Columbus, Indiana

Siblings: Gregory, Edward, Thomas, Annie, Mary

Elementary school: St. Bartholomew

High school: Columbus North

College: Hanover

Law school: Indiana University School of Law — Indianapolis

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Fisher

Favorite ice cream: Moose Tracks

Favorite childhood past-time: Playing in Haw Creek

Favorite subject in school: History