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Christopher Samuel "Kit" Bond (born March 6, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri) is the former governor and current senior United States Senator of Missouri. He has been in the senate since 1987 and is a member of the Republican Party.
Bond graduated from Princeton University in 1960 and received his law degree from the University of Virginia, where he graduated first in his class. He served as a clerk in the Fifth Circuit Court in Atlanta, Georgia. Bond then practiced law in Washington, DC before returining to Mexico, Missouri.
He was elected governor in 1972 and 1980, serving from 1973 to 1977 and from 1981 to 1985. From 1977 to 1981, Democrat Joseph Teasdale was governor. Bond was succeeded in 1985 by John Ashcroft, a fellow Republican. After Sen. Thomas Eagleton decided not to run for re-election, Bond was elected senator in 1986 and re-elected in 1992, 1998, and 2004. In 2004 he won reelection over Democratic challenger State Treasurer Nancy Farmer with 56 percent of the vote.
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