Pat Robertson was born Marion Gordon Robertson in
22, 1930. Born to A. Willis
Robertson and Gladys Churchill Robertson, Pat was raised
in a home that knew political power. Robertson's father
was a representative
to the U.S. Congress
for 34 years,
serving in both houses.
A graduate of Washington & Lee University, Robertson
served in the Marine Corps Reserves and served in Korea.
He graduated from Yale Law School with a juris doctor degree
and received a master of divinity degree from New York
Theological Seminary. Robertson was also ordained as a
minister in the Southern Baptist church, but has since
renounced his ordination.
Robertson has established the Christian Broadcasting Network
or CBN, and is the star of the 700 Club, a Christian
television show. The 700 Club combines the formats of
news, talk shows, and religious programming, all with
a unique slant. Roberston has also formed a number of
other organizations, including the American Center for
Law and Justice and Regent University. Robertson is an author
and has run for the presidency of the United States
on a platform of conservative policies.
Robertson is married and has four children and thirteen
Biographical Information culled from the CBN website.