McKERNAN, John Rettie, Jr., (1948 - )

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McKERNAN, John Rettie, Jr., (husband of Olympia Snowe), a Representative from Maine; born in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, May 20, 1948; attended public schools of Bangor; B.A., Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1970; J.D., University of Maine School of Law, Portland, Maine, 1974; Maine Army National Guard, 1970-1973; member of the Maine state house of representatives, 1972-1976; lawyer, private practice; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1976 and 1984; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-eighth and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 1983-January 3, 1987); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-ninth Congress in 1986; Governor of Maine, 1987-1995.