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United States representative , lawyer , politician

Jon Christensen, American Congressman. Member American Diabetes Association's Celebrity Breakfast. Member Nebraska Farm Bureau, Nebraska Cattlemen's Association National Federation Indiana Business, National Association of Life Underwriters, Omaha Association Life Underwriters, American Bar Association (mem real estate, probate & trust division), Nebraska Bar Association, Omaha BarAssn., Northwest Rotary Club.

Background

Christensen, Jon was born on February 20, 1963 in St. Paul, Nebraska, United States. Son of Harlan and Audrey Christensen.

Education

Christensen graduated from St. Paul High School, earned his undergraduate degree from Midland Lutheran College, and his Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law in Houston.

Career

He was admitted to the bar in Nebraska in 1992. Christensen was vice president of COMREP, Inc. He was the marketing director for Connecticut Mutual Insurance Company.

For his last several years prior to serving in Congress, he was an insurance executive and helped form the Aquila Group, Inc.\r\n Christensen was elected as a Republican to the 104th and 105th United States Congresses serving from January 3, 1995 to January 3, 1999. Christensen has been married twice.

Achievements

  • In 1998, he ran for Governor of Nebraska but came third in the Republican primary behind State Auditor John Breslow and Mike Johanns, who went on to win the general election. In 1998, he married the former Miss America, Tara Dawn Holland. They have two daughters.

Membership

Member American Diabetes Association's Celebrity Breakfast. Member Nebraska Farm Bureau, Nebraska Cattlemen's Association National Federation Indiana Business, National Association of Life Underwriters, Omaha Association Life Underwriters, American Bar Association (mem real estate, probate & trust division), Nebraska Bar Association, Omaha Bar Association, Northwest Rotary Club.

Connections

Married Meredith Stewart Maxfield, 1987.

father:
Harlan Christensen

mother:
Audrey Christensen

spouse:
Meredith Stewart Maxfield