Governor Georgia Nathan Deal Biography Age Wikipedia Family Marriage Education Career

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Nathan Deal Biography Age Wikipedia Family Marriage Education Career

John Nathan Deal (born August 25, 1942) is an American politician who is the 82nd and current Governor of the U.S. state of Georgia since January 2011. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1992, but switched to the Republican Party in 1995. On March 1, 2010, Deal announced his resignation from Congress to run for governor of Georgia.

Deal faced a crowded field of candidates in the July Republican primary, ultimately facing former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel in a tightly contested August 10, 2010, primary runoff election, and won by fewer than 2500 votes. The following day Handel declined to pursue a recount and conceded. On November 2, Democratic opponent Roy Barnes called to concede the race for governor of Georgia, making Deal the governor-elect to succeed term-limited Sonny Perdue in 2011. Deal won his re-election campaign for governor in 2014.

 

Nathan Deal Biography About Marriage Age Wikipedia

Born

John Nathan Deal
August 25, 1942 (age 74)

Political party


Republican

Other political

Democratic (before 1995)

Spouse(s)

Sandra Dunagan (1966–present)

Children


4

Residence


Governor's Mansion

Education

Mercer University (BA, JD)

 


 Nathan Deal Biography About Career

Deal was born in the town of Millen and grew up on a farm in Sandersville. His parents, Mary (Mallard) and Noah Jordan Deal, were teachers. He attendedMercer University in Macon, where he earned his bachelor and law degrees with honors. After he earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1966, he went into the United States Army, where he earned the rank of captain.

Deal spent twenty-three years in private law practice. He was also a criminal prosecutor, a Hall County juvenile court judge, and a Northeastern Judicial Circuit superior court judge. In 1980, he was elected to the Georgia Senate as a Democrat.In November 1990, he was elected by his party to be thePresident Pro Tempore, the second highest ranking position in the chamber.Democrat Jane R. Hemmer replaced him, but was defeated by RepublicanCasey Cagle.

 

Nathan Deal Biography Age Wikipedia Family Marriage Education Career

 

 

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