American politicianDied when: 83 years 305 days (1006 months)
Star Sign: Leo
John James "Jim" Exon (August 9, 1921 – June 10, 2005) was an American businessman and politician who served as the 33rd Governor of Nebraska from 1971 to 1979, and as a U.S.
Senator from Nebraska from 1979 to 1997.A member of the Democratic Party, Exon never lost an election, and was the only Democrat ever to hold Nebraska's Class 2 U.S.
Senate seat.He was elected governor in 1970, re-elected in 1974, elected to the Senate in 1978, and re-elected to that seat in 1984 and 1990.
He is the only Nebraskan other than George W.Norris, the architect of Nebraska's unicameral legislature, to win five consecutive statewide elections.
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