Jim Kreider

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Jim Krieder (born June 24, 1955) is an American Democratic Party politician who served as Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives.

Krieder was born in Nuremberg, Germany. He graduated from high school in Nixa, Missouri[1] and received a degree in agricultural business and economics from Southwest Missouri State University.

He was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 1992—the first Democrat to represent Christian County, Missouri since 1904 and the first Democrat to represent heavily Republican southwest Missouri since 1955.[2]

He became Speaker pro tempore in 1997 and Speaker in 2001.


Political offices
Preceded by
Steve Gaw
Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives
2001– 2002
Succeeded by
Catherine Hanaway