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Jay Nixon
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55th Governor of Missouri
In office
January 12, 2009 – January 9, 2017
Lieutenant Peter Kinder
Preceded by Matt Blunt
Succeeded by Eric Greitens
40th Missouri Attorney General
In office
January 11, 1993 – January 12, 2009
Governor Mel Carnahan
Roger Wilson
Bob Holden
Matt Blunt
Preceded by William L. Webster
Succeeded by Chris Koster
Personal details
Jeremiah Wilson Nixon

February 13, 1956 (1956-02-13) (age 65)
De Soto, Missouri, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Georganne Wheeler
Children 2
Education University of Missouri (BA, JD)

Jeremiah Wilson "Jay" Nixon (born February 13, 1956) is an American politician and lawyer who served as the 55th Governor of Missouri from 2009 to 2017 as a member of the Democratic Party. Nixon was first elected Governor in 2008 and re-elected in 2012. Prior to his governorship, he served as the state's 40th Attorney General from 1993 to 2009. After leaving public office he joined the Dowd Bennett law firm in St. Louis.

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