Democratic Vice Presidential Pick Is GW Parent

Sen. Tim Kaine’s son, Nat Kaine, graduated from Columbian College in 2012.

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), delivers opening remarks in a college debate series hosted by the GW Writing Program in September 2013. (William Atkins/GW Today)
July 25, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s newly selected running mate has a GW connection.

Nat Kaine, the son of Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), graduated from the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He served in NROTC at GW and now continues his service in the Marine Corps.

Sen. Kaine talked about Nat in his first speech as a vice presidential candidate in Miami Saturday.

“He’s a proud Marine,” said Sen. Kaine. “And in just a few days he’s deploying to Europe to uphold America’s commitment to our NATO allies.

“For me, this drives home the stakes in this election,” he said. “Nearly two million men and women put their lives on the line for this country as active duty, as reservists, as guard members. They deserve a commander-in-chief with the experience and the temperament to lead.”

In addition to being a GW parent, Sen. Kaine, who previously served as Virginia governor and mayor of Richmond, has spoken on both the Foggy Bottom and Virginia Science and Technology campuses.

In December 2014, he visited the Virginia Science and Technology Campus to tour the School of Nursing’s Skills and Simulation Laboratory and speak with nursing students.

In September 2013, Sen. Kaine delivered opening remarks in a college debate series hosted by the GW Writing Program in Jack Morton Auditorium.