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Jay Nixon

Born: Feb 13, 1956

Birthplace: De Soto

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Jay Nixon

Date of Birth : Feb 13, 1956
Birth Place : De Soto

Jeremiah Wilson "Jay" Nixon is an American politician who is the 55th and current Governor of Missouri. A member of the Democratic Party, Nixon was first elected Governor in 2008 and reelected in 2012. Born in De Soto, Missouri, Jay Nixon is a graduate of University of Missouri School of Law. Beginning a career in private practice, Nixon was elected to the Missouri State Senate in 1986. In 1988, after two years in the state senate, Nixon ran for the United States Senate; posing a challenge to incumbent Republican Senator John Danforth. Nixon lost in the general election with 32% of the vote, to Danforth's 68%. He served in the state senate until he was elected Attorney General of Missouri in 1992. In the 1998 U.S. Senate election, Nixon lost to incumbent Kit Bond 53—44%. In 2008, after incumbent Republican Governor Matt Blunt announced he would not seek re-election, Nixon declared his candidacy for Governor of Missouri, won the Democratic primary, and faced Representative Kenny Hulshof in the general election. On November 4, 2008, Nixon defeated Hulshof and was elected Governor. Nixon was sworn in on January 12, 2009.


  • Lawyer
  • Politician

Also known as

  • Jeremiah Wilson Nixon


  • Jeremiah Nixon
  • Betty Lea Willson


  • Georganne Nixon


  • Willson Nixon
  • Jeremiah Nixon
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