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Steve Beshear

American attorney and politician

Steven Lynn "Steve" Beshaer (born September 21, 1944) is an American politician. In 2007, he became the Governor of Kentucky.[1] He left office on December 8, 2015 because of term limits and was succeed by Matt Bevin.

Steve Beshear
Steve Beshear by Gage Skidmore.jpg
61st Governor of Kentucky
In office
December 11, 2007 – December 8, 2015
LieutenantDaniel Mongiardo
Jerry Abramson
Preceded byErnie Fletcher
Succeeded byMatt Bevin
49th Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
In office
December 13, 1983 – December 8, 1987
GovernorMartha Collins
Preceded byMartha Collins
Succeeded byBrereton Jones
Attorney General of Kentucky
In office
January 7, 1980 – December 13, 1983
GovernorJohn Brown
Preceded byRobert Stephens
Succeeded byDavid Armstrong
Personal details
Born
Steven Lynn Beshear

(1944-09-21) September 21, 1944 (age 75)
Dawson Springs, Kentucky, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Jane Klingner
Children2; including Andy
ResidencePrivate
Alma materUniversity of Kentucky
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
UnitUnited States Army Reserve
Battles/warsVietnam War

In 1996, he ran for U.S. Senator representing Kentucky, but lost to Mitch McConnell.

Beshear delivered the Democratic response to a speech to a joint session of the United States Congress given by President Donald Trump on February 28, 2017.[2][3]

His son is Governor-elect Andy Beshear.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Brammer, Jack (2008-04-26). "Beshear to Split Diverse Cabinet; New One Is Energy and Environment". Lexington Herald-Leader.
  2. Naylor, Brian (February 24, 2017). "Democrats Pick Ex-Kentucky Governor To Respond To Trump Speech To Congress". NPR. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  3. Burns, Alexander (February 24, 2017). "Ex-Kentucky Governor to Give Democratic Response to Trump". The New York Times. Retrieved February 24, 2017.

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