Character Name: James Curtis
Home State: Massachusetts
Previous Job: Law (Lawyer, Judge, Law Enforcement, etc)
Date of Birth: 05/03/1967
Race / Ethnicity: White
Religion: Protestant Christian
Wealth: Upper Middle Class
Are you married?: Yes
How many children do you have?: 2
Curtis was born to an upper middle class family in Boston, Massachusetts. His father was a career officer in the US Navy. Curtis attended Hopkinton High School, participated in the debate team, and was elected as class president his senior year. He graduated as a valedictorian in 1985, and was accepted to West Point.
At West Point, Curtis distinguished himself academically, being selected for the prestigious Dean’s List award. He graduated fifth in his class in 1989, and was commissioned that same year as a Lieutenant (O-2) in the US Army. At the start of the Gulf War on January 17th, 1991, Curtis was promoted to the rank of Captain (O-3) and was given command of the A Company of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. On February 21st, during an incursion into Iraq as part of Operation Desert Storm, Curtis was wounded by a landmine. He was honorably discharged from the army and spent the next six months recovering.
During this time, he met his future wife, Amy Wright, who worked as a physical therapist in the Massachusetts General Hospital. They would marry in 1994, and have a boy and a girl in 2005 and 2008, respectively.
In 1992, Curtis applied to Harvard Law School. He earned his S.J.D. in 1997, and practiced law from 1997 to 2002 at Ropes & Gray LLC. In 2002, he became a Professor of Law at Harvard. During this time, Curtis became a notable legal scholar. He kept his position at Harvard until being elected Attorney General of Massachusetts in 2008. During his tenure, Curtis focused on civil rights, racial discrimination, and government corruption. When his term expired in 2014, Curtis was appointed Inspector General of the US Department of Justice. He kept this position until running as a Democrat for Massachusetts’s 7th Congressional District in 2018.
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