Joe E. Kernan

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Joe E. Kernan
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48th Governor of Indiana
In office
September 13, 2003 – January 10, 2005
LieutenantKathy Davis
Preceded byFrank O'Bannon
Succeeded byMitch Daniels
47th Lieutenant Governor of Indiana
In office
January 13, 1997 – September 13, 2003
Acting Governor: Sept. 10, 2003 – Sept. 13, 2003
GovernorFrank O'Bannon
Preceded byFrank O'Bannon
Succeeded byKathy Davis
30th Mayor of South Bend
In office
January 3, 1988 – January 3, 1997
Preceded byRoger Parent[1]
Succeeded bySteve Luecke
Personal details
Joseph Eugene Kernan

(1946-04-08)April 8, 1946
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
DiedJuly 29, 2020(2020-07-29) (aged 74)
South Bend, Indiana, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Maggie Kernan
ResidenceSouth Bend, Indiana
Alma materUniversity of Notre Dame
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Navy
Years of service1969–1974 (active duty)
1974-1982 (naval reserve)
Battles/warsVietnam War, Cold War

Joseph Eugene Kernan (April 8, 1946 – July 29, 2020) was an American businessman and former politician. He served as the 48th Governor of Indiana from 2003 to 2005. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Kernan served as Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and then as the 47th Lieutenant Governor of Indiana from 1997 to 2003. He lost an election to serve a full term as governor to Mitch Daniels on November 2, 2004.

Kernan died on July 29, 2020, from problems caused by Alzheimer's disease at a care facility in South Bend.[2] He was 74.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "List of South Bend Mayors".
  2. Roberts, Sam (July 29, 2020). "Joseph Kernan, Vietnam P.O.W. and Indiana Governor, Dies at 74". The New York Times. Retrieved July 29, 2020.
  3. Davies, Tom (July 29, 2020). "Ex-Indiana Gov. Kernan, who was a Vietnam POW, dies at 74". Associated Press. Retrieved July 29, 2020.
  4. "Former Indiana governor, South Bend mayor Joe Kernan dead at age 74". WSBT. July 29, 2020. Retrieved July 29, 2020.

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