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Joe E. Kernan
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48th Governor of Indiana
In office
September 13, 2003 – January 10, 2005
Lieutenant Kathy Davis
Preceded by Frank O'Bannon
Succeeded by Mitch Daniels
47th Lieutenant Governor of Indiana
In office
January 13, 1997 – September 13, 2003
Acting Governor: Sept. 10, 2003 – Sept. 13, 2003
Governor Frank O'Bannon
Preceded by Frank O'Bannon
Succeeded by Kathy Davis
30th Mayor of South Bend
In office
January 3, 1988 – January 3, 1997
Preceded by Roger Parent
Succeeded by Steve Luecke
Personal details
Born
Joseph Eugene Kernan

(1946-04-08)April 8, 1946
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died July 29, 2020(2020-07-29) (aged 74)
South Bend, Indiana, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Maggie Kernan
Residence South Bend, Indiana
Alma mater University of Notre Dame
Profession Businessman
Military service
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service 1969–1974 (active duty)
1974-1982 (naval reserve)
Battles/wars Vietnam War, Cold War

Joseph Eugene Kernan (April 8, 1946 – July 29, 2020) was an American businessman and former politician. He served as the 48th Governor of Indiana from 2003 to 2005. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Kernan served as Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and then as the 47th Lieutenant Governor of Indiana from 1997 to 2003. He lost an election to serve a full term as governor to Mitch Daniels on November 2, 2004.

Kernan died on July 29, 2020, from problems caused by Alzheimer's disease at a care facility in South Bend. He was 74.

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