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Governor Jim Justice

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Office Dates:  Jan 16, 2017 -

Address: 1900 Kanawha Street




Phone 304/558-2000


Born:  Apr 26, 1951

Birth State:  West Virginia

Party:  Republican

Spouse:  Cathy Justice

Family:  Married, two children

School(s):  Marshall University

Jim Justice was sworn in as the governor of West Virginia on January 16, 2017.

Jim Justice is an agriculture and coal businessman who owns more than 50 companies, including The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs. He started Justice Family Farms in 1977. The corn, wheat and soybean operation grew to more than 50,000 acres in four different states and is now the largest grain producer on the East Coast. Since 1993, he has served as president and CEO of Bluestone Industries and Bluestone Coal Corporation.

Justice attended Marshall University, where he received a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in business administration. He and his wife, Cathy, have two children, James C., III (Jay) and Jill.