Jon Corzine

American politician in New Jersey (born 1947)

Jon Stevens Corzine (born January 1, 1947) is an American politician. He was the 54th Governor of the state of New Jersey. He represented New Jersey in the United States Senate from 2001 until 2006, when he stepped down to take his seat as governor. On November 3, 2009, Jon Corzine lost re-election for another four years as governor. The person who won was Chris Christie, who became the governor on January 20, 2010.[1]

Jon Corzine
54th Governor of New Jersey
In office
January 17, 2006 – January 19, 2010
Preceded byRichard Codey
Succeeded byChris Christie
Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2005
LeaderTom Daschle
Preceded byPatty Murray
Succeeded byChuck Schumer
United States Senator
from New Jersey
In office
January 3, 2001 – January 17, 2006
Preceded byFrank Lautenberg
Succeeded byBob Menendez
Personal details
Jon Stevens Corzine

(1947-01-01) January 1, 1947 (age 77)
Taylorville, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Joanne Dougherty
(m. 1969; div. 2003)

Sharon Elghanayan (m. 2010)
RelativesRoy A. Corzine (grandfather)
EducationUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (BA)
University of Chicago (MBA)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Marine Corps
Years of service1969–1975

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