Clay also served as a deputy assistant secretary for International & World Language Education at the U.S. Department of Education and as a Director for Strategic Planning at the National Security Council. In January 2013, Pell married five-time World champion and two-time Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan. His then-wife, Michelle Kwan, appeared in TV ads on his behalf to garner support among female voters before the September 9th, 2014 primary. In 2013, he worked at the United States Department of Education for 6 months . After law school, Pell joined the Coast Guard. Get push notifications with news, features and more. In 2008, he earned his JD from Georgetown University Law Center. ", "Nuala Pell, 89, was an advocate for the arts and humanities", "The Thacher School ~ Pell-Mell: House of Stone to White House", "Clay Pell moves from White House post to U.S. Dept. He insisted that despite his youth, his experience in Washington and in the Coast Guard has prepared him to lead the state. Well, I rushed out and got the baker’s union to endorse me.”, ”The problems we face are urgent, and they need urgent action.”, ”The secret is to always let the other man have your way.”. In 2000, he graduated from The Thacher School. Brendan Eich – Net Worth, Bio, Wife, Mozilla Resignation, Brave, Quotes, David Goggins Net Worth 2020 | Wife, Quotes, Biography, Aida Nikolaychuk – Net Worth, Husband, X-Factor, BIography. Clay Pell, 35, filed the divorce documents in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, a court spokeswoman told PEOPLE. [citation needed] Pell is the grandson of Senator Claiborne Pell and Nuala Pell (the granddaughter of A&P grocery chain founder George Huntington Hartford).[2]. He served on active duty as a judge advocate from 2009 to 2011. In January 2013, Clay Pell married Michelle Kwan, a figure skater who was a nine-time US champion and five-time world champion. Caitlin Maloney, | I love Michelle, and wish her the very best as her life takes her in a new direction.”, Pell continued, “I want to thank friends and family who have given wisdom and support, and I ask for privacy during this challenging time.”. ”Without a doubt, foreign languages opened up the world to me,” Pell told Language Magazine. Currently, Clay is a judge advocate and lieutenant commander in the US Coast Guard Reserve. Michelle Kwan‘s husband of four years has filed for divorce from the iconic Olympic figure skater, PEOPLE confirms — in a sad twist to a love story many saw as a real-life fairy tale. He was born on November 17, 1981, in Tucson, Arizona, USA as Herbert Claiborne Pell IV. The annual salary of a lieutenant commander in the US Coast Guard is around $80,000. About a year after getting engaged, the two wed in a ceremony that brought tears to the Olympian’s eyes. [11] Pell placed third in the Democratic primary, which was won by Gina Raimondo. If you would like to opt out of browser push notifications, please refer to the following instructions specific to your device and browser: Inside Michelle Kwan and Clay Pell's Love Story: They Were 'Truly a Perfect Match'. Courtesy of Caitlin Maloney, Credit: About five years ago, the former love birds couldn’t help but gush about their compatibility and love for each other. “You could feel the love Michelle and Clay have for each other,” one guest said then. All rights reserved. © Copyright 2020 FAMOUS PEOPLE TODAY. He also attended School Year Abroad (SYA)'s schools in Zaragoza, Spain (1999) and Beijing, China (2001). He continued: ”But we haven’t been talking about how we connect ourselves to the global economy, how we seize the opportunities that face us today to move our people forward.”. Ed. In 2017, Pell filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. Pell proposed to Kwan in September 2012 on Block Island, off the coast of Rhode Island, with Kwan telling PEOPLE then that she and Pell were perfect for each other. Pell, a former Lieutenant in the U.S. Coast Guard, was dressed in full uniform for the wedding. | Breaking News | providencejournal.com | The Providence Journal", Clay Pell confirms he may seek Democratic nomination for RI governor in 2014, "A Personal Perspective on Obama's Pell Grant Infusion", "Democratic Party chairman: Clay Pell, late senator's grandson, weighing run for R.I. governor | Breaking News | providencejournal.com", "The James W. 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