John Lynch

American businessman and politician

John Harry Lynch (born November 25, 1952) is an American businessman and politician. He was the 80th Governor of New Hampshire from 2005 to 2013.[1] Lynch was first elected governor in 2004, beating incumbent Craig Benson.[2] Lynch won re-election in landslide victories in 2006, 2008, and in 2010.[3]

John Lynch
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80th Governor of New Hampshire
In office
January 6, 2005 – January 3, 2013
Preceded byCraig Benson
Succeeded byMaggie Hassan
Personal details
Born (1952-11-25) November 25, 1952 (age 67)
Waltham, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Susan Lynch
Children3
ResidenceHopkinton, New Hampshire
Alma materUniversity of New Hampshire (BA)
Harvard University (MBA)
Georgetown University (JD)
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Lynch is the most popular governor in New Hampshire history and, while in office, and was ranked among the nation's most popular governors.[4][5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "About Governor Lynch". State of New Hampshire. 2011. Archived from the original on November 19, 2012. Retrieved January 26, 2012.
  2. Schweitzer, Sarah (November 4, 2004). "Defeated after 1 term, N.H. governor fades out". The Boston Globe.
  3. Love, Norma (November 3, 2010). "Lynch wins historic 4th consecutive term as NH gov". The Washington Post.
  4. Blake, Aaron (April 12, 2012). "The nation's 10 most popular governors — and why". The Washington Post.
  5. Kaplan, Thomas (May 10, 2011). "Cuomo Among Most Popular Governors, Polls Show". The New York Times.
  6. "John Lynch soon leaving post as popular governor". WMUR. December 10, 2012. Archived from the original on May 27, 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2014.