Asa Hutchinson

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Asa Hutchinson
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46th Governor of Arkansas
In office
January 13, 2015 – January 10, 2023
LieutenantTim Griffin
Preceded byMike Beebe
Succeeded bySarah Huckabee Sanders
Vice Chair of the National Governors Association
In office
August 5, 2020 – July 15, 2022
ChairAndrew Cuomo
Preceded byAndrew Cuomo
Succeeded byPhil Murphy
Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Border and Transportation Security
In office
January 23, 2003 – March 1, 2005
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byRandy Beardsworth (acting)[1]
Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration
In office
August 8, 2001 – January 23, 2003
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byWilliam Simpkins (acting)
Succeeded byKaren Tandy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 3rd district
In office
January 3, 1997 – August 6, 2001
Preceded byTim Hutchinson
Succeeded byJohn Boozman
Chair of the Republican Party of Arkansas
In office
January 1, 1990 – January 1, 1995
Preceded byKen Coon
Succeeded bySheffield Nelson
United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas
In office
September 1, 1982 – January 20, 1985
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byLarry McCord
Succeeded byMichael Fitzhugh
City Attorney of Bentonville, Arkansas
In office
Personal details
William Asa Hutchinson II

(1950-12-03) December 3, 1950 (age 72)
Bentonville, Arkansas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Susan Hutchinson
ResidenceGovernor's Mansion
EducationBob Jones University (BA)
University of Arkansas (JD)

Asa Hutchinson (born December 3, 1950) is an American politician. On January 13, 2015, he became the 46th Governor of Arkansas and was elected again on 11 November 2018. He is a Republican. He was the administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration.[2]

Hutchinson was born in Bentonville, Arkansas. He is a descendant of Alexander Simpson Hutchinson, a government official and slave owner in South Carolina and Arkansas.[3][4][5] He lives there with his wife, Susan Burrell Hutchinson. He has four children.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Beardsworth Heads DHS Transport". Archived from the original on October 26, 2020. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  2. "Did Bush-Era DEA Endorse Medical Marijuana?". The Weed Blog. Retrieved Jan 14, 2015.
  3. Hutchinson, Frederick McAlpine (1947). The Hutchinson family of Laurens County, South Carolina, and descendants. Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center. Houston, Texas: A. Jones Press.
  4. "A S Hutchison in the 1850 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules". Ancestry Library. 1850. Name: A S Hutchison; Residence Date: 1850; Residence Place: Laurens, South Carolina, USA; Number of Enslaved People: 12
  5. "A S Hutchison in the 1860 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules". Ancestry Library. 1860. Name: A S Hutchison; Residence Date: 1860; Residence Place: Brewer, Pike, Arkansas, USA; Number of Enslaved People: 8