|Pat Robertson Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||March 22, 1930|
|Date of Death||June 8, 2023|
Pat Robertson was an American media mogul, religious broadcaster, political commentator, presidential candidate, and Southern Baptist minister who founded various organizations such as CBN, Regent University, Operation Blessing International Relief and Development Corporation, the International Family Entertainment Inc. (ABC Family Channel/Freeform), the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ), the Founders Inn and Conference Center, and the Christian Coalition.
Marion Gordon Robertson
He was born on March 22, 1930.
On June 8, 2023, Pat Robertson died at the age of 93 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States.
Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States
He resided in Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States.
At the age of 11, Pat Robertson got enrolled at McDonogh School, a private, coeducational, PK-12, college-preparatory school founded in Owings Mills, Maryland. He then studied at The McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee from 1940 to 1946 and graduated with honors.
After that, he attended Washington and Lee University and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in History. In 1955, he earned a law degree from Yale Law School but failed his first and only attempt at the New York bar exam.
He then attended The Biblical Seminary in New York and received a Master of Divinity degree in 1959.
Media Mogul, Religious Broadcaster, Political Commentator, Presidential Candidate, Southern Baptist Minister
- Father – Absalom Willis Robertson (1887–1971) (Politician, Conservative Democratic Senator who served in the Virginia General Assembly as well as represented Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives (1933–1946) and the U.S. Senate (1946–1966))
- Mother – Gladys Churchill (née Willis; 1897–1968) (Housewife, Musician)
- Siblings – Willis Robertson, Jr. (Older Brother)
- Others – Franklin Pierce Robertson (Paternal Grandfather), Josephine Ragland Willis (Paternal Grandmother), John Milton Willis (Maternal Grandfather), Mary Young Holman (Maternal Grandmother), Ralph Elmer (Father-In-Law), Florence Elmer (Mother-In-Law)
Pat Robertson was repped by The Christian Broadcasting Network, Television Network, Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States.
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth was $100 Million at the time of his death.
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
75 kg or 165.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Pat Robertson dated –
- Adelia “Dede” Elmer (1954-2022) – He got married to fashion model, beauty queen, author, nurse, and evangelical Christian activist Adelia “Dede” Elmer in the year 1954 and they remained together until her death in 2022. They had 4 children – two sons named Gordon Robertson (b. June 4, 1958) and Tim Robertson and two daughters named Elizabeth Faith Robertson and Anne Carter Robertson.
Race / Ethnicity
Pat Robertson was of English, Scottish, Irish, Dutch, Italian, and Swedish descent.
Salt and Pepper
- Soft Virginian accent
- A calm, reasonable voice
Along with Al Sharpton, Pat Robertson was cast in a print ad for wecansolveit.org in 2008.
Pat Robertson Facts
- He was born into a noted political family.
- It was his older brother Willis who nicknamed him “Pat” as he used to enjoy patting his younger brother on the cheeks when he was a baby while saying “pat, pat, pat”.
- Talking about his student life, Pat Robertson once stated, “Although I worked hard at my studies, my real major centered around lovely young ladies who attended the nearby girls schools.”
- He was drafted into the U.S. Marine Corps in 1948 and was transferred to Korea the same year. He was later awarded three Battle Stars for his service in the Korean War.
- In 1952, Pat Robertson was promoted to First Lieutenant.
- He received criticism for his opposing views on LGBT rights, feminism, and the right to abortion.
- He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa (the oldest and most prestigious academic honor society in the United States).
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