Robert McCord

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Robert McCord
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36th Treasurer of Pennsylvania
Assumed office
January 2, 2009
Preceded by Robin Wiessmann
Personal details
Born (1959-03-05) March 5, 1959 (age 55)
California, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Harvard University
University of Pennsylvania
Religion Judaism
Website Government website

Robert M. "Rob" McCord (born March 5, 1959) is an American politician who is the Treasurer of Pennsylvania. A member of the Democratic Party, he was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Pennsylvania in the 2014 election.[1]


Robert Maxwell McCord was born on March 5, 1959 in California. When he was 10 he moved to Ardmore, Pennsylvania and later attended Lower Merion High School. After graduating from Lower Merion High, McCord took a year off and then went to Harvard College. At Harvard he did one year abroad and went to Trinity College in Ireland and (back at Harvard) met Leigh Alexandra Jackson, his future wife. McCord also obtained an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania before he moved to Washington, D.C. McCord traveled back to Pennsylvania and set up home in Narberth, less than a mile from Ardmore. He then had two kids, Jackson Philip McCord, and Grant Alexander McCord. Three months after having their second child, the McCord family ventured to Bryn Mawr. From 1994 through 1998 McCord was a senior executive at Safeguard Scientifics. McCord founded and from 1998 to 2007 ran the Eastern Technology Council.[2] McCord was elected the Treasurer of Pennsylvania in 2008. He, his wife, and their sons Jackson and Grant live in Bryn Mawr.[3]

In 2014, McCord ran for Governor of Pennsylvania in the Democratic primary. He finished third in the May 20 primary, however, behind nominee Tom Wolf and U.S. Representative Allyson Schwartz.[4]

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  1. ^ Gibson, Keegan. "McCord Forms Governor Campaign Committee". PoliticsPA. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Wink, Christopher (February 4, 2011). "Rob McCord, Pennsylvania state treasurer: Philly is one of country’s two best low-cost entrepreneurship spots". Technically Philly. 
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  4. ^ Foster, Brittany (20 May 2014). "PA-Gov: Wolf Wins Democratic Nomination". PoliticsPA. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Bob Casey
Democratic nominee for Treasurer of Pennsylvania
2008, 2012
Most recent
Political offices
Preceded by
Robin Wiessmann
Treasurer of Pennsylvania