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John David Ashcroft
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79th United States Attorney General
In office
January 20, 2001 – February 3, 2005
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Janet Reno
Succeeded by Alberto Gonzales
United States Senator
from Missouri
In office
January 4, 1995 – January 3, 2001
Preceded by John Danforth
Succeeded by Jean Carnahan
50th Governor of Missouri
In office
January 14, 1985 – January 11, 1993
Lieutenant Harriet Woods (1985-1989)
Mel Carnahan (1989-1993)
Preceded by Christopher S. "Kit" Bond
Succeeded by Mel Carnahan
38th Missouri Attorney General
In office
Governor Joseph P. Teasdale
Kit Bond
Preceded by John Danforth
Succeeded by William L. Webster
29th State Auditor of Missouri
In office
Governor Kit Bond
Preceded by Kit Bond
Succeeded by George W. Lehr
Personal details
Born May 9, 1942 (1942-05-09) (age 78)
Chicago, Illinois
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Janet Ashcroft
Alma mater Yale University, University of Chicago

John David Ashcroft (born May 9, 1942) is an American consultant, lobbyist and politician. He was the 79th United States Attorney General. He served during the first term of President George W. Bush from 2001 until 2005. Ashcroft was previously the Governor of Missouri (1985–1993) and a U.S. Senator from Missouri (1995–2001). Ashcroft was born in Chicago, Illinois.

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