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Jerry Abramson

Born: Sep 12, 1946

Birthplace: Louisville

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Jerry Abramson

Date of Birth : Sep 12, 1946
Birth Place : Louisville

Jerry Edwin Abramson is a Democratic politician who was the 55th Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky. On November 6, 2014, Governor Steve Beshear announced that Abramson would step down from his position as Lieutenant Governor to accept the job of Director of Intergovernmental Affairs in the Obama White House. He was replaced by former State Auditor Crit Luallen. Abramson previously served as the longest serving Mayor of Louisville, serving as the only three-term mayor of the old city of Louisville and two terms as the first mayor of the consolidated city-county of Louisville Metro. Abramson's long period of service to Louisville as its mayor, as well as the fact that he never faced strong opposition in mayoral elections, led to the nickname of "mayor for life" being used locally, including by Louisville's own popular radio personality Terry Meiners. Abramson's popularity resulted in Bluegrass Poll approval ratings ranging from a 91 percent high in 1990 to a 73 percent low in 1994. From 1993 to 1994, he was President of the United States Conference of Mayors.

Profession


  • Politician

Also known as


  • Jerry Edwin Abramson

Spouse


  • Madeline Abramson

Children


  • Sidney Abramson
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