President and Iroij Christopher Jorebon Loeak was born in 1952 in Ailinglaplap Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands. President Loeak attended the Marshall Islands High School and went on to the Hawaii Pacific College and Gonzaga University, School of Law. He first began his career in the political arena in 1985 when he was elected Senator, representing the people of Ailinglaplap Atoll to the Nitijela (Parliament). He has since then held several key positions in Government as Minister of Justice, Minister of Social Services, Minister of Ralik Chain, and Minister in Assistance to the President. President Loeak is married to Lieom Anono Loeak. They have 3 children and 10 grandchildren.