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Nathan Deal

Nathan DealAKA John Nathan Deal

Born: 25-Aug-1942
Birthplace: Millen, GA

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Georgia

Military service: US Army, JAG Corps (1966-68)

Attorney and state legislator elected to nine terms in US Congress beginning in 1993, succeeding Ed Jenkins. Originally ran as a conservative "Blue Dog" Democrat, then switched to Republican Party in 1995. Anti-abortion rights, anti-gay rights, pro-gun rights, anti-net neutrality. Supported 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), 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, 2008 GM/Chrysler bailout, 2008 Wall Street bailout, 2009 economic stimulus, 2010 health care reform. Announced his resignation on 1 March 2010 (effective 8 March) to run for Governor of Georgia, and succeeded in Congress by Tom Graves. Elected Governor of Georgia in 2010, succeeding Sonny Perdue.

[1] Elected to Congress as a Democrat in 1993, switched to Republican Party on April 10, 1995.

Wife: Sandra Dunagan Deal (one son, three daughters)
Son: Jason
Daughter: Mary Emily
Daughter: Carrie
Daughter: Katie

    High School: Washington County High School, Sandersville, GA
Mercer University (1964)
    Law School: Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University (1966)

    Governor of Georgia (2011-)
    US Congressman, Georgia 9th (2007-10)
    US Congressman, Georgia 10th (2003-2007)
    US Congressman, Georgia 9th (1993-2003)
    Georgia State Senate (1981-93)
    Georgia State Official Ass't D.A., Northeast State Judicial Circuit (1971-72)
    Attorney in private practice (1968-92)
    4-H Club
    Rotary International
    Birther Movement

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