10 Things You Didn't Know About Judith Giuliani

10 Things You Didn't Know About the Wife of Republican Presidential Candidate Rudy Giuliani

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Compiled by the U.S. News library staff

1. Judith Stish, a Hazleton, Pa., native, was born in 1954. She was the second of Donald and Joan Stish's three children. Donald was a circulation manager for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Joan was a homemaker.

2. Growing up in Hazleton with her older brother, Donald, and younger sister, Cyndy, Judith enjoyed piano lessons, swimming, and tennis. She was also involved in the Future Nurses Association.

3. Judith went to nursing school in Bethlehem, Pa., at St. Luke's School of Nursing. After graduation, she worked briefly as a hospital nurse. She then took a sales position at a medical equipment company. Judith's first husband, Jeffrey Ross, was a salesman for the same company.

4. A short time after divorcing her first husband, Judith married Bruce Nathan. The couple lived in Georgia, New York, and California.

5. Judith and Bruce adopted a little girl, Whitney, in 1985. Whitney swims competitively in college.

6. After her 1992 divorce from Bruce, Judith moved with Whitney back to New York. Judith took night classes at New York University and worked for Bristol-Myers Squibb.

7. She first met Rudy Giuliani at Club Macanudo, a cigar bar in New York, in May 1999.

8. Judith left Bristol-Myers in 2001 to become managing director of Changing Our World Inc., a philanthropic consulting firm.

9. She and Rudy Giuliani were married on May 24, 2003. The ceremony took place on the lawn of Gracie Mansion, the official residence of the mayor of New York. Mayor Michael Bloomberg officiated.

10. Judith and Rudy, both golf enthusiasts, spent their honeymoon at a Colorado golf school.

Sources:
Harper's Bazaar
New York magazine
New York Times
Time
Vanity Fair