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Jim Doyle

Personal data
Date of birthNovember 23, 1945(age 71)
Place of birthWashington, D.C., United States
Political partyDemocratic Party
SpouseJessica Laird
ChildrenTwo
Alma materUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison
Harvard University
ProfessionProsecutor
ReligionRoman Catholicism
44th Governor of Wisconsin
In officeJanuary 6, 2003 - January 3, 2011
LieutenantBarbara Lawton
Succeeded byScott Walker
Preceded byScott McCallum
41st Attorney General of Wisconsin
In officeJanuary 3, 1991 - January 3, 2003
GovernorTommy Thompson
Scott McCallum
Succeeded byPeg Lautenschlager
Preceded byDon Hanaway
Dane County District Attorney
In officeJanuary 3, 1977 - January 3, 1982
Succeeded byHarold Harlowe
Preceded byHumphrey Lynch

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James Edward "Jim" Doyle (born November 23, 1945) is a Wisconsin politician and member of the Democratic Party. He was the 44th Governor of Wisconsin, serving from January 6, 2003 to January 3, 2011. He defeated incumbent Governor Scott McCallum by a margin of 45 percent to 41 percent; the Libertarian Party candidate Ed Thompson carried 10 percent of the vote. Although in 2002 Democrats increased their number of governorships, Doyle was the only one of them to unseat a sitting Republican governor.


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