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Steve Beshear
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61st Governor of Kentucky
In office
December 11, 2007 – December 8, 2015
Lieutenant Daniel Mongiardo
Jerry Abramson
Preceded by Ernie Fletcher
Succeeded by Matt Bevin
49th Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
In office
December 13, 1983 – December 8, 1987
Governor Martha Collins
Preceded by Martha Collins
Succeeded by Brereton Jones
Attorney General of Kentucky
In office
January 7, 1980 – December 13, 1983
Governor John Brown
Preceded by Robert Stephens
Succeeded by David Armstrong
Personal details
Steven Lynn Beshear

September 21, 1944 (1944-09-21) (age 76)
Dawson Springs, Kentucky, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jane Klingner
Children 2; including Andy
Residence Private
Alma mater University of Kentucky
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Army
Unit United States Army Reserve
Battles/wars Vietnam War

Steven Lynn "Steve" Beshaer (born September 21, 1944) is an American politician. In 2007, he became the Governor of Kentucky. He left office on December 8, 2015 because of term limits and was succeed by Matt Bevin.

In 1996, he ran for U.S. Senator representing Kentucky, but lost to Mitch McConnell.

Beshear delivered the Democratic response to a speech to a joint session of the United States Congress given by President Donald Trump on February 28, 2017.

His son is Governor Andy Beshear.

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