Here's a look at the life of Karl Rove, architect of George W. Bush's gubernatorial and presidential campaigns.
Personal: Birth date: December 25, 1950
Birth place: Denver, Colorado
Birth name: Karl Christian Rove
Father: Louis, a geologist
Mother: Reba (Wood) Rove
Marriages: Darby Hickson (January 25, 1986-December 2009, divorced); Valerie Wainwright (July 1976-January 1980, divorced)
Children: with Darby - Andrew
Education: Attended - University of Utah, 1969-1971; University of Maryland, 1972; George Mason University, 1973-1975; University of Texas at Austin, 1977
Other Facts: Other Rove clients have included: Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Ashcroft, and former Congressman and Senator Phil Gramm.
Rove never completed college.
President George W. Bush gave Rove several nicknames, including "Boy Genius" and "Turd Blossom."
Karl was adopted by Louis Rove, his stepfather.
Careers upon leaving the White House include paid speaker, columnist for Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal and political analyst for Fox News.
Timeline: November 1973 - Karl Rove first meets George W. Bush.
1974 - George H. W. Bush hires Rove as an assistant.
1977 - Rove works on the gubernatorial campaign of Bill Clements, who became Texas's first Republican governor in 1978 in a century.
1980 - George H.W. Bush invites Rove to join his presidential campaign team.
1981-1999 - President of Karl Rove & Company in Austin.
1993-2007 - Adviser to George W. Bush and serves as senior adviser from 2000 to 2007.
1994 - Manages Bush's run for governor of Texas and re-election in 1998.
2000 - Manages George W. Bush's run for president.
2000-2007 - Senior adviser to President Bush.
July 2003 - Various news articles name Valerie Plame, as a CIA secret operative involved search for weapons of mass destruction in Africa. An anonymous, senior White House official is the source.
August 2003 - Plame's husband, U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson states that it was Rove who leaked her identity.