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J. James EXON

(1921-2005)
Senate Years of Service:
1979-1997
Party:
Democrat

EXON, J. James, a Senator from Nebraska; born in Geddes, Charles Mix County, S. Dak., August 9, 1921; attended the public schools; attended University of Omaha, Omaha, Nebr., 1939-1941; United States Army Signal Corps 1942-1945; United States Army Reserve 1945-1949; branch manager of a financial corporation; founder and president of an office equipment firm 1953-1971; Governor of Nebraska 1971-1979; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1978; reelected in 1984 and again in 1990 and served from January 3, 1979 to January 3, 1997; not a candidate for reelection in 1996; was a resident of Lincoln, Neb., until his death, due to cancer, on June 10, 2005; lay in state in the rotunda of the Nebraska state capitol, June 14-15, 2005; interment in Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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