Mike Easley

72nd governor of North Carolina

Michael Francis Easley (born March 23, 1950) is an American lawyer and politician. He was the 72nd Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from January 2001 to January 2009. He is the first governor of North Carolina to have been convicted of a felony.[1][2][3]

Mike Easley
72nd Governor of North Carolina
In office
January 6, 2001 – January 10, 2009
LieutenantBev Perdue
Preceded byJim Hunt
Succeeded byBev Perdue
48th Attorney General of North Carolina
In office
January 9, 1993 – January 6, 2001
GovernorJim Hunt
Preceded byLacy Thornburg
Succeeded byRoy Cooper
Personal details
Born
Michael Francis Easley

(1950-03-23) March 23, 1950 (age 73)
Rocky Mount, North Carolina, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Mary Easley (1980–present)
ResidenceCharlotte, North Carolina
Alma materUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
North Carolina Central University
ProfessionLawyer
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He is a member of the Democratic Party. Easley was North Carolina's second Catholic governor.[4]

References change

  1. Halloran, Liz (2014-01-22). "Governors Gone Wild: A Recent History". NPR.org. Archived from the original on 2019-10-29. Retrieved 2019-10-29.
  2. "State of North Carolina v. Michael F. Easley" (PDF). ABC11.com. 2010-11-23. pp. 1–4, 6. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2019-10-29. Retrieved 2019-10-29.
  3. Blythe, Anne (2013-02-04). "North Carolina Bar reinstates Mike Easley's law license". Charlotte Observer. Archived from the original on 2014-02-03. Retrieved 2014-02-01.
  4. Thomas Burke was the first Catholic governor of North Carolina; see Weeks, Church and State in North Carolina, Ch. V; CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: North Carolina Archived 2018-07-15 at the Wayback Machine. Easley was the first elected by popular vote.