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Mike Easley
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72nd Governor of North Carolina
In office
January 6, 2001 – January 10, 2009
Lieutenant Bev Perdue
Preceded by Jim Hunt
Succeeded by Bev Perdue
48th Attorney General of North Carolina
In office
January 9, 1993 – January 6, 2001
Governor Jim Hunt
Preceded by Lacy Thornburg
Succeeded by Roy Cooper
Personal details
Michael Francis Easley

March 23, 1950 (1950-03-23) (age 72)
Rocky Mount, North Carolina, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mary Easley (1980–present)
Residence Charlotte, North Carolina
Alma mater University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
North Carolina Central University
Profession Lawyer

Michael Francis Easley (born March 23, 1950) is an American lawyer and politician. He was the 72nd Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from January 2001 to January 2009. He is the first

governor of North Carolina to have been convicted of a felony.

He is a member of the Democratic Party. Easley was North Carolina's second Catholic governor.

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