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Ray Mabus
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75th United States Secretary of the Navy
In office
May 19, 2009 – January 20, 2017
President Barack Obama
Deputy Robert O. Work
Janine A. Davidson
Preceded by Donald C. Winter
Succeeded by Richard V. Spencer
United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
In office
July 5, 1994 – April 25, 1996
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by John Bookout
Succeeded by Wyche Fowler
60th Governor of Mississippi
In office
January 12, 1988 – January 14, 1992
Lieutenant Brad Dye
Preceded by William Allain
Succeeded by Kirk Fordice
37th Auditor of Mississippi
In office
January 10, 1984 – January 12, 1988
Governor William Allain
Preceded by Hamp King
Succeeded by Pete Johnson
Personal details
Born
Raymond Edwin Mabus Jr.

October 11, 1948 (1948-10-11) (age 71)
Starkville, Mississippi, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Julie Hines (1987–2000)
Lynne Horecky (2007–present)
Children 3
Education University of Mississippi, Oxford (BA)
Johns Hopkins University (MA)
Harvard University (JD)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Navy
Years of service 1970–1972
Rank US-O2 insignia.svg Lieutenant (junior grade)
Awards Surface Warfare Officer badge

Raymond Edwin Mabus Jr. (born October 11, 1948) is an American politician and diplomat. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Mabus served as the 75th United States Secretary of the Navy from 2009 to 2017. Mabus also served as the State Auditor of Mississippi from 1984 to 1988, as the 60th Governor of Mississippi from 1988 to 1992 and as the United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 1994 to 1996.

In 2012, he appeared in the movie Battleship as the Commanding Officer of USS Ronald Reagan.


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