Between 2017 and 2019 one of the most popular names in the United States was that of Robert Mueller, whose investigation largely determined the fate of President Donald Trump. Muller is a lawyer who has worked in various offices in the United States, including as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for more than a decade, from 2001 to 2013.
Read revealing facts about his professional achievements, as well as personal details.
Robert Mueller’s Biography
The former director of the FBI was born Robert Swan Mueller III in New York on August 7, 1944. He and his four sisters were raised by his parents, Alice C. Truesdale and Robert Swan Mueller, Jr., who both died in 2007. His father worked as a senior officer at DuPont and in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Of Scottish, English and German descent, Mueller received his education at Princeton Country Day School, now called Princeton Day School, located in New Jersey, the same place he grew up. He later attended St. Paul’s School in Concord after his family moved to Philadelphia. During his school years, Mueller was a very athletic student who was active in various sports, including lacrosse, hockey, and soccer.
He next went to Princeton University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics. While in college, he continued to play lacrosse. In 1967, he received his Master’s degree in International Relations from New York University and a year later he joined the military as a Marine Corp.
He later transferred to the University of Virginia School of Law after completing his service, which saw him fight in Vietnam. He finally graduated in 1973.
Soon after Mueller’s graduation, he worked for three years in San Francisco at Pillsbury, Madison, and Sutro as a trial lawyer, and then spent the next 12 years of his life in U.S. law firms in San Francisco and then Massachusetts. He then became a partner in the law firm of Hill and Barlow before working as an assistant to Attorney General Dick Thornburgh at the U.S. Department of Justice in 1989.
In 1990, he became Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Justice Criminal Division and was later, in 1998, appointed US Attorney for the Northern District of California. He remained in this position until 2001 when he was appointed Director of the FBI by President George W. Bush and unanimously confirmed by the US Senate. He was appointed just one week before the 9/11 attack.
Although his normal term of office was due to expire in September 2011, President Barack Obama asked him to continue as FBI Director until 2013, when he was replaced by James Comer. He was the FBI’s second-longest-serving director with only J. Edgar Hoover as the person who served longer than him. Robert Mueller then returned to his private practice.
When the then-Attorney General of the United States, Jeff Sessions, withdrew from the Russian interference investigation in 2017 with a view to the 2016 presidential elections, Acting Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Robert Muller as Special Advisor to the department.
Throughout his investigation, he was attacked by President Trump, who accused him of a witch-hunt. In April 2019, he finally submitted his report on the investigation, and in May 2019, he resigned from the position of Special Advisor and the office was closed.
Family details: Wife and daughters
Robert Mueller is, as you would expect, a family man. He is married to Ann Cabell Standish, a woman he met in high school. They were 17 at the time and met at a high school party. Although they attended different colleges, their relationship continued to flourish and culminated in marriage in 1966. Ann worked as a special education teacher for children with learning disabilities.
Their relationship is blessed with two daughters; Melissa and Cynthia, who have lived their lives away from the public eye. One of their daughters was born with a birth defect, spina bifida, which is caused by the lack of spinal cord formation.
While Robert had surgery for prostate cancer, his wife was also treated for cancer more than once.
What is the net worth of Robert Mueller?
As for the net value of Robert Mueller, his exact wealth is not known, but in 2017 it is expected to be between 4.2 and 15.2 million dollars. It is expected to have risen slightly since then because he is said to have received a six-figure salary as a special advisor.
How tall is Rober Mueller?
Mueller is a man who is very athletically built even at his age. He’s a good height when he’s standing at six feet. His fit physique explains his active participation in various sports, including lacrosse, hockey, and football, during his school days.