Symington, Fife III

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Symington, Fife III Gender: M
John Fife Symington III
born on 12 August 1945 at 05:20 (= 05:20 AM )
Place New York, New York, 40n43, 74w0
Timezone EWT h4w (is war time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 19°17' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 09°34 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 10°00'

Fife III Symington
photo: Gage Skidmore, license cc-by-sa-3.0


American businessman and politician, elected Arizona's 19th governor and taking office on 6 March 1991, a two-term Republican and the second Arizona governor in a decade to be forced out of office by scandal.

An up-and-coming business executive, he joined Southwest Savings and Loan on 9 October 1972. On 8 April 1980 he organized Symington Company, specializing in commercial real-estate development. Within the next decade his net worth soared to $12 million. While governor in 1991 he was well into money juggling and telling different stories to different financial agencies. He was elected to his second term on 8 November 1994.

On 20 September 1995, Symington filed Chapter 7 personal bankruptcy, claiming $25 million in debts against $61,000 in assets. On 13 June 1996 he was indicted on 23 counts of wire fraud, filing false financial statements, attempted extortion and bankruptcy fraud. He was convicted of seven of the charges on 3 September 1997 in Phoenix, Arizona of lying to get millions in loans to shore up his collapsing real-estate empire.

He resigned from public office and on 2 February 1998 was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison. Having never gone to jail, his conviction was overturned by a San Francisco federal appeals court in June 1999. The appeals judge said that a juror who believed in the innocence of Symington was wrongfully dismissed during the trial's deliberations.

Three weeks before President Clinton left office, Symington send his application for pardon directly to the White House. During a party in the '60s, he had saved Clinton from drowning, and their friendship had apparently endured to good advantage, as Clinton signed a pardon for Symington on 20 January 2001.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : New Job 9 October 1972 (Southwest Savings and Loan)
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  • Work : Start Business 8 April 1980 (Real-estate development company)
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  • Work : Gain social status 6 March 1991 (Arizona governor)
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  • Work : Gain social status 8 November 1994 (Second term as govenor)
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  • Financial : Bankruptcy 20 September 1995 (Indebted $25 million)
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  • Crime : Arrest 13 June 1996 (Indicted on fraud, extortion and bankruptcy fraud)
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  • Crime : Trial dates 3 September 1997 (Convicted on three out of seven charges)
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  • Work : Lose social status 2 February 1998 (Resigned from office of governor)
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  • Social : Great Publicity 20 January 2001 (Received full pardon from President Clinton)
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Source Notes

Richard Nolle quotes data from the governor's wife Ann over the phone, 1990.


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Extreme ups and downs
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Loss - Bankruptcy
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (2 1/2 year sentence)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Thief/ Financial crime (Fraud, false financial statements, bankruptcy fraud)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (Real-estate development)
  • Vocation : Business/Marketing : Real estate
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Republican)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Governor of Arizona, twice)
  • Notable : Famous : Criminal cases (High level white collar financial crime)