Gov. John R. McKernan, Jr.
Former Governor John R. McKernan, Jr. represented Maine in the United States Congress (1983 to 1987) and served two terms as Maine’s Governor (1987 to 1995).
As Governor of Maine, Governor McKernan, who won national recognition for leadership and innovation in education and human resources, was named outstanding Governor in 1992 by the American Society for Training and Development. He also chaired the New England Governors’ Conference, and the Republican Governors’ Association
McKernan currently serves as Chairman and CEO of McKernan Enterprises, Inc. He is also on the Boards of BorgWarner, Inc., Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Education Management Corporation, as well as the U. S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce.
Governor McKernan is a graduate of Dartmouth College (B.A. ’70) and the University of Maine, School of Law. (J.D. ’74)
He and his wife, U. S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) reside in Falmouth, Maine and Washington, D.C.