Iowa's Gov. Branstad sets longevity record
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is about to enter the political record books as the longest serving governor in American history, dating all the way back to colonial times.
On Dec. 14, the six-term Republican will mark his 7,642nd day of service as governor. That's just shy of 21 years in the office. Branstad will move beyond former New York Gov. George Clinton, whose service includes some pre-Constitution time, and is far out in front of any recent or current governor.
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