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|55th Governor of Missouri|
January 12, 2009 – January 9, 2017
|Preceded by||Matt Blunt|
|Succeeded by||Eric Greitens|
|40th Missouri Attorney General|
January 11, 1993 – January 12, 2009
|Preceded by||William L. Webster|
|Succeeded by||Chris Koster|
Jeremiah Wilson Nixon
February 13, 1956
De Soto, Missouri, U.S.
|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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