While the GOP field of candidates shrinks, we have only one Republican, Jim Gilmore, and the Green Party candidate, Jill Stein left to review. This series of blog posts examined the education and early influences of Presidential Candidates:
JILL STEIN, GREEN PARTY CANDIDATE
Gilmore was born in Richmond, Virginia to Margaret Evelyn (née Kandle), a church secretary, and James Stuart Gilmore, Jr., a grocery store meat cutter. He graduated from John Randolph Tucker High School and received an undergraduate degree from theUniversity of Virginia in 1971. ~ Wikipedia
Gilmore enlisted as a volunteer in the U.S. Army after college and worked as a counter-intelligence agent in then-West Germany in the early 1970’s after intensive language training in German, in which he became fluent. He was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal for Service to NATO.
As a student, he received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia. He worked as a grocery store cashier to help pay for his college education.
Married to Roxane Gatling Gilmore with whom he shares two adult sons, Gilmore divides his time between his two Virginia residences in Alexandria and his hometown of Richmond. ~ About Jim, http://www.gilmoreforamerica.com/bio/