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Jay Nixon

Jay Nixon
Personal data
Date of birthFebruary 13, 1956(age 60)
Place of birthDe Soto, Missouri
Political partyDemocratic Party
SpouseGeorganne Nixon
ResidenceMissouri Governor's Mansion Jefferson City, Missouri
Alma materUniversity of Missouri
55th Governor of Missouri
Assumed officeJanuary 12, 2009
LieutenantPeter Kinder
Preceded byMatt Blunt
40th Attorney General of Missouri
In officeJanuary 11, 1993 - January 12, 2009
GovernorMel Carnahan
Roger Wilson
Bob Holden
Matt Blunt
Succeeded byChris Koster
Preceded byWilliam Webster

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Jeremiah Wilson "Jay" Nixon (born February 13, 1956) is the 55th and current Governor of the U.S. state of Missouri. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as Missouri's Attorney General before his election in 2008. Nixon holds both an undergraduate degree and a law degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia.

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