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John David Ashcroft
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79th United States Attorney General
In office
January 20, 2001 – February 3, 2005
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byJanet Reno
Succeeded byAlberto Gonzales
United States Senator
from Missouri
In office
January 4, 1995 – January 3, 2001
Preceded byJohn C. Danforth
Succeeded byJean Carnahan
50th Governor of Missouri
In office
January 14, 1985 – January 11, 1993
LieutenantHarriet Woods (1985-1989)
Mel Carnahan (1989-1993)
Preceded byChristopher S. "Kit" Bond
Succeeded byMel Carnahan
38th Missouri Attorney General
In office
1977–1985
GovernorJoseph P. Teasdale
Kit Bond
Preceded byJohn Danforth
Succeeded byWilliam L. Webster
29th State Auditor of Missouri
In office
1973–1974
GovernorKit Bond
Preceded byKit Bond
Succeeded byGeorge W. Lehr
Personal details
BornMay 9, 1942 (1942-05-09) (age 78)
Chicago, Illinois
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Janet Ashcroft
Alma materYale University, University of Chicago

John David Ashcroft (born May 9, 1942[1]) is an American politician. He was the 79th United States Attorney General. He served during the first term of President George W. Bush from 2001 until 2005. Ashcroft was previously the Governor of Missouri (1985–1993) and a U.S. Senator from Missouri (1995–2001). Ashcroft was born in Chicago, Illinois.[1]

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