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Jim Gibbons

Jim GibbonsAKA James Arthur Gibbons

Born: 16-Dec-1944
Birthplace: Sparks, NV

Gender: Male
Religion: Mormon
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Nevada, 2007-11

Military service: USAF (1967-71); Nevada Air National Guard (1975-96)

Attorney, pilot, and state legislator elected to five terms in US Congress beginning in 1997, succeeding Barbara F. Vucanovich. Conservative Republican; generally anti-abortion rights, anti-gay rights, pro-gun rights. Supported 1998-99 Clinton impeachment, 2001 USA PATRIOT Act, 2002 Iraq War resolution, 2004 restriction to bankruptcy rules, 2005 Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), 2006 Secure Fence Act. Opposed 1997 Kyoto Protocol to address climate change. Resigned Congressional seat after being elected Governor in 2006, succeeding Kenny Guinn and succeeded in Congress by Dean Heller.

As Governor of Nevada, supported the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site, which is highly controversial in the state. Also embroiled in several concurrent scandals and a messy divorce, in which his wife accused him of having at least two mistresses. In a 2010 lawsuit over Gibbons' alleged groping of a cocktail waitress, the Governor's legal response mentioned that there had been "no intimacy with his wife or any other woman since 1995". Succeeded by Brian Sandoval, who defeated Gibbons in the 2010 Republican Party primary election.

Father: Leonard Gibbons
Mother: Mat Gibbons
Brother: Glen
Brother: John
Brother: Steven
Wife: "Toy" (m. 1966, div. 1983, one son, one daughter)
Son: Christopher (b. circa 1976)
Daughter: Jennifer (b. circa 1979)
Wife: Dawn Gibbons (m. 1985, sep. 2008, div. 2010, one son)
Son: Jimmy
Mistress: Kathy Karrasch (alleged)
Mistress: Leslie Durant (alleged)

    High School: Sparks High School, Sparks, NV (1962)
    University: BS Geology, University of Nevada at Reno (1967)
    University: MS Mining Geology, University of Nevada at Reno (1973)
    Law School: JD, Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, CA (1979)
    University: University of Southern California

    Governor of Nevada (2007-11)
    US Congressman, Nevada 2nd (1997-2006)
    Nevada State Assembly (1989-93)
    Delta Airlines Captain (1987-97)
    Western Airlines (1978-80)
    Union Carbide
    American Association of Petroleum Landsmen
    Committee to Aid Abused Women Advisory Board
    State Bar of Nevada
    Distinguished Flying Cross
    Legion of Merit
    Sued by the ACLU (6-Mar-2008)


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