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Jim Hunt
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69th and 71st Governor of North Carolina
In office
January 9, 1993 – January 6, 2001
Lieutenant Dennis A. Wicker
Preceded by James G. Martin
Succeeded by Mike Easley
In office
January 8, 1977 – January 5, 1985
Lieutenant James C. Green
Preceded by James Holshouser
Succeeded by James G. Martin
27th Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina
In office
January 6, 1973 – January 8, 1977
Governor James Holshouser
Preceded by Hoyt Patrick Taylor Jr.
Succeeded by James C. Green
Personal details
Born
James Baxter Hunt Jr.

May 16, 1937 (1937-05-16) (age 84)
Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Carolyn Hunt
Children 4
Education North Carolina State University (BS, MS)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (JD)

James Baxter "Jim" Hunt Jr. (born May 16, 1937) is a retired American politician who was the 69th and 71st Governor of North Carolina (1977–1985, and 1993–2001).

He is the longest-serving governor in the state's history. Hunt is tied for the fourth-longest gubernatorial tenure in post-Constitutional U.S. history at 5,838 days.

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