Dr. Marc Mallory was born on 14 September 1960 to the family of Samuel and Susan Mallory in Lansing, Michigan. He is married to Michigan State Governor Gretchen Whitmer, making him the First Gentleman of the state of Michigan, US. Before an incident that occurred in May 2020, Mallory had a quiet life away from the spotlight. Although, of course, he was known by all and sundry as the governor’s husband, his name didn’t make headlines. Unfortunately, he gained fame for the wrong reasons in 2020 following his attempted abuse of position.
On 26 May 2020, while businesses were slowly reopening, Dr. Marc Mallory tried using his position to jump the queue and get his boat in the water on a northern Michigan lake ahead of Memorial Day’s first weekend. This incident raised quite some dust, and didn’t bode well for the governor, his wife, especially as her office attempted to dismiss the matter and cover it up.
It inadvertently put the couple in the news for quite some time, ultimately attracting some attention to Mallory. It is because of this that his life has become something of interest to people, and thus, the need to dig into his personal life. In this article, we will take a look at the life of Michigan’s first gentleman and tell you as much about him as we have learned. First, here are 10 facts about Dr. Marc Mallory.
10 need to know facts about Dr. Marc Mallory
1. Dr. Marc Mallory is a professional dentist who started his own practice, Downtown Dental, in 1990, and it is still functioning in 2021.
2. Mallory would turn 51 in 2021 on 14 September.
3. He was born to a dentist father, Samuel Mallory, and grew up helping out on the job, eventually developing an interest in the trade.
4. He has been a practising dentist for more than four decades now, beginning in the late 1980s at his father’s clinic.
5. Mallory is currently married to Michigan state governor, Gov Gretchen Whitmer.
6. Before marrying Witmer, he was married to Felicia Lindell, and they welcomed three sons together.
7. Dr. Marc Mallory was Gretchen Whitmer’s dentist, and they began dating after several appointments before they got married in 2011.
8. He is estimated to have a net worth of around $4 million to $5 million, accumulated from his years of practising as a dentist.
9. Mallory enjoys travelling with his family and takes his physical fitness seriously, making him look way younger than his actual age.
10. Dr. Marc Mallory became involved in the sensitive issue of abusing the power that his wife’s office held in May 2020.
Early life and education
Marc was born in Lansing, Michigan, to Sam and Susan Mallory. There, he grew up alongside his siblings. His father being a dental surgeon, Marc spent a lot of time helping out and learning the trade. He had his high school education at the Sexton High School and graduated in 1978. He proceeded to get a Zoology degree from the Michigan State University in 1982. Following his first degree, Marc enrolled in the University of Michigan, where he obtained his degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1986.
Career (Downtown Dental)
Mallory had gained valuable experience as a teenager helping his father out as an assistant in his dentistry practice. Not long after getting his degree, he got a job as an intern to earn his dentist’s license. Then he proceeded to work for his dad as a licensed dentist. In 1990, he branched out to start his own practice in Lansing, Downtown Dental. He still runs the practice to this day.
Marc Mallory Personal life
While Dr. Marc Mallory is now married to Governor Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, that wasn’t always the case. He was once married to Felicia Lindell with whom he had three children; a set of twins, Mason and Alex, and Winston, the last born. Felicia is a native of East Lansing, and has a degree in general physiology. She worked as a professional veterinary degree.
Children with Felicia Lindell
Just like Marc, his son Mason obtained a pre-dental and zoology degree from the Michigan State University. He got his Dental Surgery Doctorate in 2019 from the University Of Detroit Mercy School Of Dentistry. He now practices in Marlette, Michigan.
Alex pursued Law at the same Michigan State University and now practices as an associate attorney at a Michigan law firm. The last born, Winston also followed in his father’s footsteps and enrolled in the University of Michigan to study dentistry.
After his divorce from his first wife, Marc met Gretchen Whitmer. Their relationship started off as a doctor-patient friendship before advancing into much more. They started dating eventually, and after a not-so-long courtship, they tied the knot in 2011. Gretchen was a senate minority leader at the time.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer
Gretchen Whitmer is an American politician and lawyer who was born on 23 August 1971. She serves currently as the governor of Michigan State; an office she assumed in 2019. Before that, Whitmer served for five years in the Michigan House of Reps between 2001 and 2006. She then served from then till 2015 in the Michigan Senate.
Whitmer is the first of three children, and her parents divorced when she was ten years old. She and her siblings moved with their mother to Grand Rapids, and their dad continued to visit them every week. She got her high school certificate from the Forest Hills Central High School, and got her Law degree from the Michigan State University College of Law. In 2011, she became the Senate’s first female Democratic leader. In 2018, she was elected governor of Michigan State.
Gretchen Whitmer children
Just like her husband, Marc Mallory, she was once married and had two kids. She was married to Gary Shrewsbury, with whom she had two daughters, Sherry and Sydney. According to Whitmer, she and her ex-husband, who has also remarried, have remained good friends. In fact, both families live not too far apart. She lives with her husband and children in East Lansing Michigan.
Gretchen Whitmer family
Whitmer and Mallory now have a large family, made up of her two daughters and her husband’s three sons.
Marc Mallory net worth
Dr. Marc Mallory is estimated to be worth between $4-$5 million. He makes the bulk of his income from his dental practice. He also owns a part of his father’s dental practice, which serves as another source of income.
In May 2020, Gov Gretchen Whitmer came under fire after allegations that her husband was abusing the power of the governor’s office.
It was especially damning because Whitmer had gained a reputation for her strict lockdown measures. According to a report from the state, Mallory had asked a local marina owner, Tad Dowker, to put his boat in the water by Memorial Day weekend ahead of every other person’s.
However, when the owner refused, citing lockdown measures constraints, Mallory revealed that he was the governor’s husband, and asked if that will help.
In a statement, Whitmer conceded that Mallory did make the call, but it was not as serious as people were taking it.
“Knowing it wouldn’t make a difference, he jokingly asked if being married to me might move him up. He regrets it. I wish it wouldn’t have happened. And that’s really all we have to say about it,” she told reporters.
Although, Marc Mallory got himself into the spotlight and attracted some negative attention to himself, not too much is known about him, apart from the little that the public has dug up. He continues to live a somewhat quiet life, running his practice and being the first gentleman of Michigan State. His union with Gretchen Whitmer also appears to be as blissful and unproblematic as can be.
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