Here's a look at the life of former Utah Governor and Republican Presidential Candidate Jon Huntsman.
Personal: Birth date: March 26, 1960
Birth place: Palo Alto, California
Birth name: Jon Meade Huntsman, Jr.
Father: Jon Meade Huntsman Sr., billionaire chemical magnate
Mother: Karen (Haight) Huntsman
Marriage: Mary Kaye (Cooper) Huntsman (1983-present)
Children: Asha Bharati, adopted from India; Gracie Mei, adopted from China; William; Jon III; Elizabeth "Liddy"; Abigail "Abby"; Mary Anne
Education: Attended University of Utah, 1978-1980; University of Pennsylvania, B.A. in Political Science, 1987
Other Facts: Dropped out of high school in his senior year to play piano with local bands. The University of Utah, at the time, allowed completion of high school coursework after admission.
Served a two-year Mormon mission in Taiwan.
Speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese.
Worked as legislative intern for Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT).
His father, Jon, Sr., owned the company that invented the McDonald's Big Mac clamshell box.
The family chemical business, Huntsman Corp., is a global enterprise with subsidiaries in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North and South America.
Serves on the boards of Caterpillar Inc., Ford Motor Co., Huntsman Corp., the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.
Timeline: 1982-1983 - White House staff assistant to President Ronald Reagan.
1983-1989 - Executive at Huntsman Corp.
1989-1990 - Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Trade Development Bureau of the Commerce Department.
1990-1991 - Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for East Asia and the Pacific.
1992-1993 - U.S. Ambassador to Singapore.
1995-2001 - President of Huntsman Cancer Foundation.
2001-2003 - Deputy U.S. Trade Representative.
2001 - Divests of most personal stock upon becoming trade representative, including that held by his wife and held in the trust for his children,.