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Former CEO of MF Global Jon Corzine testifies on MF Global in Washington
Former Gov. Jon Corzine, D-N.J., former chairman and CEO of MF Global, testifies during a House Financial Services Committee Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on the collapse of MF Global, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on December 15, 2011. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Jon Stevens Corzine (born January 1, 1947) is the outgoing Governor of New Jersey and a former United States Senator. A Democrat, Corzine served five years of a six-year Senate term before being elected Governor in 2005. He was defeated for re-election in 2009 by Republican Chris Christie.

Corzine began his career in banking and finance. In the early and mid 1970s, he worked for Midwestern banks (Continental-Illinois National Bank in Chicago, Illinois and BancOhio National Bank in Columbus, Ohio) during and after his master of business administration (MBA) studies at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In 1975 he moved to New Jersey to work for Goldman Sachs. He became Chairman and co-CEO of the firm, but in 1998, he was pushed out of the firm. After his departure from Goldman Sachs, he earned what has been estimated to be $400 million during the 1999 initial public offering of the company.

Corzine was married for thirty-three years to Joanne Dougherty, but separated from her in 2002 and divorced in 2003. He had a relationship with Carla Katz, president of a local branch of the Communications Workers of America which represented state workers. This ended in 2004 and became public knowledge during his 2005 campaign for Governor. He resides at Drumthwacket, the New Jersey Governor's official residence in Princeton, New Jersey, and also maintains a residence in Hoboken.

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