A judicial clerk from Grove City, Ohio...

Richard Cordray

2014 Battle of the Decades invitee: $5,000 (prize declined as a federal employee).
1987 Tournament of Champions semifinalist: $5,000.
Season 3 5-time champion: $40,303.

Richard was the Treasurer of Franklin County, Ohio before being elected to Treasurer of the State of Ohio on 2006-11-07. His official campaign biography mentioned his Jeopardy! wins, and he held a Jeopardy!-themed fundraiser in Cleveland on 2006-11-02.

On 2008-11-04, Richard was elected Ohio Attorney General. His official campaign site can be found at cordrayforohio.com.

On 2011-07-17, President Obama nominated Richard to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and installed Richard to that post by recess appointment on 2012-01-04. Richard was confirmed to the post by the U.S. Senate on 2013-07-16. He resigned in 2017 to run for governor of Ohio.

In 2021, Cordray became chief operating officer of Federal Student Aid in the U.S. Department of Education.

Jeopardy! Message Board user name: rlc

Richard appeared in the following 2 archived games:
#736, aired 1987-11-16 Richard Cordray vs. Dave Traini vs. Roger Storm 1987 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 1.
#732, aired 1987-11-10 Richard Cordray vs. Frank Hughes vs. Michael Galvin 1987 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 2.
Richard previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Richard Cordray in the following 5 archived games:
#621, aired 1987-04-27 Richard Cordray vs. Eileen Oshinsky vs. Bob Peck Richard Cordray game 5.
#620, aired 1987-04-24 Richard Cordray vs. Yaier Lehrer vs. Donna DiMesa Richard Cordray game 4.
#619, aired 1987-04-23 Richard Cordray vs. Maureen Girr vs. Bob Hansen Richard Cordray game 3.
#618, aired 1987-04-22 Richard Cordray vs. Marian Evans Melnick vs. Scott Myers Richard Cordray game 2.
#617, aired 1987-04-21 Larry Dundas vs. Susan Wilcox vs. Richard Cordray Richard Cordray game 1.
Richard would later appear on Jeopardy! as Richard Cordray in the following archived game:
#6768, aired 2014-02-05 Richard Cordray vs. Tom Nosek vs. Leslie Shannon Battle of the Decades: The 1980s game 3.

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