Ray Mabus facts for kids
|75th United States Secretary of the Navy|
May 19, 2009 – January 20, 2017
|Deputy||Robert O. Work
Janine A. Davidson
|Preceded by||Donald C. Winter|
|Succeeded by||Richard V. Spencer|
|United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia|
July 5, 1994 – April 25, 1996
|Preceded by||John Bookout|
|Succeeded by||Wyche Fowler|
|60th Governor of Mississippi|
January 12, 1988 – January 14, 1992
|Preceded by||William Allain|
|Succeeded by||Kirk Fordice|
|37th Auditor of Mississippi|
January 10, 1984 – January 12, 1988
|Preceded by||Hamp King|
|Succeeded by||Pete Johnson|
Raymond Edwin Mabus Jr.
October 11, 1948
Starkville, Mississippi, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Julie Hines (1987–2000)
Lynne Horecky (2007–present)
|Education||University of Mississippi, Oxford (BA)
Johns Hopkins University (MA)
Harvard University (JD)
|Branch/service||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1970–1972|
|Rank||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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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus presents the Navy Distinguished Public Service Medal to U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
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