Bio Box: Richard Cordray, consumer watchdog chief

Name: Richard Cordray

Occupation: Was appointed on Jan. 4 as the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which was created as part of the financial overhaul of 2010.

Age: 52

Resume: Former Ohio attorney general. Interned for U.S. Sen. John Glenn. Clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justices Byron White and Anthony Kennedy. Served as Ohio’s first solicitor general. Successfully ran for the Ohio House in 1990, then lost re-election in a redrawn district after one term. Has also served as a county treasurer and state treasurer.

Education: Graduated from Michigan State University. Received his law degree from the University of Chicago, where he also edited the law review. Received a master’s degree in economics from Oxford.

Family: Lives in Grove City, Ohio, with wife Peggy, a professor at Capital University Law School, and twins Danny and Holly.

Fun fact: Cordray is an undefeated five-time Jeopardy! champion.