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Haley Barbour

Personal data
Date of birthOctober 22, 1947(age 68)
Place of birthYazoo City, Mississippi
Birth nameHaley Reeves Barbour
Political partyRepublican
SpouseMarsha Dickson
ResidenceGovernor's Mansion
Alma materUniversity of Mississippi
63rd Governor of Mississippi
Assumed officeJanuary 13, 2004
LieutenantAmy Tuck (2004 � 08)
Phil Bryant (since 2008)
Preceded byRonnie Musgrove
56th Chairman of the Republican National Committee
In office1993 - 1997
Succeeded byJim Nicholson
Preceded byRichard Bond

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Haley Reeves Barbour (born October 22, 1947) is an American Republican politician currently serving as the 63rd Governor of Mississippi. He gained a national spotlight in August 2005 after Mississippi was hit by Hurricane Katrina. Barbour won re-election as Governor in 2007. Under Mississippi's term limits, Barbour cannot run again for Governor in 2011 when his term ends.

Before being elected Governor, Barbour "had a long career on the national stage and has been well-known as a Republican operative since the Reagan years." He worked as a lawyer and lobbyist, was an unsuccessful candidate for the U.S. Senate and also served as chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1993 to 1997, during which time the Republicans captured both the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives for the first time since 1954. On June 24, 2009, Barbour was elected the new chairman of the Republican Governors Association, following the resignation of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford as its leader.

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