Ray Mabus

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Ray Mabus
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75th United States Secretary of the Navy
In office
May 19, 2009 – January 20, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
DeputyRobert O. Work
Janine A. Davidson
Preceded byDonald C. Winter
Succeeded byRichard V. Spencer
United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
In office
July 5, 1994 – April 25, 1996
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byJohn Bookout
Succeeded byWyche Fowler
60th Governor of Mississippi
In office
January 12, 1988 – January 14, 1992
LieutenantBrad Dye
Preceded byWilliam Allain
Succeeded byKirk Fordice
37th Auditor of Mississippi
In office
January 10, 1984 – January 12, 1988
GovernorWilliam Allain
Preceded byHamp King
Succeeded byPete Johnson
Personal details
Born
Raymond Edwin Mabus Jr.

(1948-10-11) October 11, 1948 (age 70)
Starkville, Mississippi, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Julie Hines (1987–2000)
Lynne Horecky (2007–present)
Children3
EducationUniversity of Mississippi, Oxford (BA)
Johns Hopkins University (MA)
Harvard University (JD)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1970–1972
RankUS-O2 insignia.svg Lieutenant (junior grade)
AwardsSurface Warfare Officer badge

Raymond Edwin Mabus Jr. (born October 11, 1948) is an American politician and diplomat. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Mabus served as the 75th United States Secretary of the Navy from 2009 to 2017. Mabus also served as the State Auditor of Mississippi from 1984 to 1988, as the 60th Governor of Mississippi from 1988 to 1992 and as the United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 1994 to 1996.

In 2012, he appeared in the movie Battleship as the Commanding Officer of USS Ronald Reagan.

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