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Jim Exon

Jim ExonAKA John James Exon

Born: 9-Aug-1921
Birthplace: Geddes, SD
Died: 10-Jun-2005
Location of death: Lincoln, NE
Cause of death: Natural Causes
Remains: Buried, Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, NE

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Nebraska, 1979-97

Military service: US Army (1942-45); US Army Reserves (1945-49)

American poltician, born in Geddes in 1921 but raised in Lake Andes, South Dakota. After graduating from the University of Omaha, he worked for some time with the Universal Finance Corporation, later founding with his wife Exon's Incorporated, an office equipment company. After this business became successful he served as State Vice Chairman of the Nebraska Democratic Party. He served two terms as Governor, and then became the first in that position to be immediately elected to US Senate. Among his accomplishments in the Senate was authorship of the dubious Communications Decency Act, an unconstitutional law which was almost immediately overturned. It marks one of the greatest attacks on free speech in the modern era. Exon suffered from an unnamed cancer, and was presumably in remission when he died in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 2005.

Father: John Exon
Mother: Luella Exon
Wife: Patricia Pros (m. 1943)
Son: Steve
Daughter: Pam
Daughter: Candy

    University: University of Omaha, Omaha, NE (1939-41)

    US Senator, Nebraska 1979-97
    Governor of Nebraska 1971-79
    Afghanistan Relief Committee Honorary Co-Chair
    American Legion
    Coalition for a Democratic Majority Advisory Board
    Veterans of Foreign Wars
    Freemasonry
    Shriners
    Fraternal Order of Eagles
    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    Optimists Club
    Risk Factors: Cancer


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