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Jon Corzine    

Former Governor of New Jersey; Former CEO of Goldman Sachs & MF Global

Jon S. Corzine is the former chairman and chief executive officer of MF Global Holdings Ltd. He resigned on November 4, 2011. Mr. Corzine joined the firm in March 2010. He Previously served as governor of New Jersey from 2006 to 2010, and in the United States Senate from 2001 to 2006. Before entering public service, Mr. Corzine was chairman and senior partner at Goldman Sachs, where he spent more than 20 years. Mr. Corzine joined Goldman Sachs in 1975 as a fixed income trader. He went on to serve as chief financial officer and as chairman and senior partner from 1994 through 1999. Mr. Corzine initiated a landmark Community Teamwork Project under which every department at Goldman sponsored public service projects. He also used proceeds from the firm''s initial public offering to establish a philanthropic foundation. In recognition of his expertise and reputation, President Bill Clinton named Mr. Corzine as chairman of a presidential study of federal capital budgeting to increase investment in schools, infrastructure and technology.

Shortly after leaving Goldman Sachs, Mr. Corzine was elected to represent New Jersey in the United State Senate. Mr. Corzine served on the Senate Banking, Budget, Energy and Natural Resources, Environment, Foreign Relations and Intelligence committees. His early accomplishments included shaping and co-sponsoring the Sarbanes-Oxley Act; securing federal funding for the upgrade of New Jersey''s transportation infrastructure; implementing new safeguards to prevent terrorist attacks on chemical facilities; and government assistance for 9/11 families. Mr. Corzine also championed initiatives to expand health care for children, to outlaw racial profiling, and to recognize and combat the genocide in Darfur. He was one of only 23 Senators to vote against authorizing the Iraq War.

In January of 2008, Mr. Corzine became New Jersey''s 54th governor. To make government live within its means, he initiated pay-as-you-go accounting. He eliminated budget earmarks and secured passage of a constitutional amendment to require voter consent on future debt issuances by the state. He cut the state budget by more than $4.5 billion and decreased the public workforce by more than 8,000 positions. Even as he made state government leaner, Mr. Corzine expanded funding for education and access to health care. In 2007, New Jersey became the first state in more than 40 years to abolish the death penalty, even as the violent crime rate fell during Mr. Corzine''s tenure. Mr. Corzine also worked with President Obama in shaping the federal economic recovery package.

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In Tumult of Trump, Jon Corzine Seeks a Wall Street Comeback ...

Jon S. Corzine in his office in Manhattan. He plans to open a hedge fund tailored to the unpredictable swings of the Trump administration. Credit Axel Dupeux forĀ ...

Jon Corzine to Pay $5 Million for Role in Collapse of MF Global - WSJ

Jon Corzine agreed to pay $5 million to end a U.S. regulator's lawsuit in the aftermath of the 2011 collapse of commodities brokerage MF Global Holdings Ltd .

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