Patrick Lloyd "Pat" McCrory

67th Unique Governor of the State of North Carolina - 2013 to 2017
74th Governor Officially

Date Born: October 17, 1956

Date Died: TBD

Place Born: Columbus, OH

Place Buried: TBD

Residence: Charlotte, NC

Occupation: Politician


Patrick Lloyd McCrory was born on October 15, 1956 in Columbus, OH, the son of Rollin McCrory and Audrey McCrory. His family moved to Sedgefield, a suburb of Greensboro, NC, and he graduated from Ragsdale High School in Jamestown, NC. He then attended Catawba College in Salisbury, NC where he received degrees in Political Science and Education.

In 1988, Patrick Lloyd McCrory married Ann Gordon; they have a dog named Moe.

In 1989, Patrick Lloyd McCrory was elected as City Councilman for the town of Charlotte, and he served until 1995.

In 1995, Patrick Lloyd McCrory was elected as Mayor of Charlotte, NC, and he served until 2009.

In 2002, President George W. Bush appointed Patrick Lloyd McCrory to serve on on the U.S. Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC), and he served until 2006.

In January 2007, Patrick Lloyd McCrory retired from Duke Energy after 28 years with the company, to run full-time for governor. He was beaten in the 2008 general election by Beverly Moore Perdue.

In January 2009, McCrory was named a Partner with Charlotte-based McCrory & Company, a sales consulting firm. In January 2010, McCrory was named a Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives for Charlotte-based law firm Moore & Van Allen PLLC.

In the 2012 general election, Patrick Lloyd McCrory was elected by the people as the next Governor of North Carolina. He was sworn in on January 5, 2013. Governor McCrory's election marked the first time that Republicans controlled both houses of the North Carolina General Assembly as well as the governorship since 1870. Since taking office, Governor McCrory has signed into law a number of bills promoting conservative governance.

Governor McCrory signed historic tax reform into law, reducing all personal income and corporate tax rates, eliminating special interest loopholes and putting more money in the pockets of every working North Carolina family. His economic policies have contributed to the drop of North Carolina’s unemployment rate by more than two points.

Patrick Lloyd McCrory currently (2015) also serves as a member of Catawba College's Board of Trustees.


On January 5, 2013, Pat McCrory was inaugurated as the 74th Governor of North Carolina.

Pat McCrory previously served a record fourteen years as the 53rd Mayor of Charlotte from 1995 to 2009, and as a city councilman from 1989 to 1995. He also received a presidential appointment by president George W. Bush to serve on the United States Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) from 2002-2006.

Pat McCrory was the Republican nominee for Governor of North Carolina in the 2008 general election and was narrowly defeated by then-Lieutenant Governor Beverly Perdue. After the 2008 election, McCrory returned to the private sector. On January 31, 2012, he launched his second campaign for governor. While mayors of Charlotte have had trouble winning state-wide office, McCrory became the first mayor of Charlotte to win the state's highest office, as well as the first Republican elected Governor since 1988.

In January 2007, Pat McCrory retired from Duke Energy after 28 years with the company, to run full-time for governor. In January 2009, McCrory was named a partner with Charlotte-based McCrory & Company, a sales consulting firm. In January 2010, McCrory was named a Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives for Charlotte-based law firm Moore & Van Allen PLLC. McCrory will continue to participate as a partner with McCrory & Company.

Pat McCrory has been involved in many local charity boards. He served as the honorary chair for the Charlotte chapter of the Alzheimer's Foundation and the Arthritis Foundation.


Patrick Lloyd McCrory was sworn in as Governor of North Carolina on January 5, 2013.

McCrory was raised in Guilford County, NC. He earned degrees in education and political science from Catawba College. McCrory was elected mayor of Charlotte in 1995 and went on to serve a record seven terms.

He received a presidential appointment to the Homeland Security Advisory Committee. He also founded the Mayor’s Mentoring Alliance in 1995. McCrory works for the firm Moore & Van Allen on energy issues, economic development and strategic initiatives. He resides in Charlotte with his wife Ann.


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