John William Loudon

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John William Loudon
Member of the Missouri Senate
from the 7th district
In office
Preceded byFranc Flotron
Succeeded byJane Cunningham
Personal details
Born (1967-08-14) August 14, 1967 (age 51)
St. Louis, Missouri
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Gina Loudon
Professionassociation executive

John William Loudon (born August 14, 1967) was a Republican member of the Missouri Senate for the 7th District from 2000 until 2008 and a member of the Missouri House of Representatives from 1995 through 2000.

Early life[edit]

He was born and raised in St. Louis, one of four children of Robert and Janice Loudon. In high school, Loudon showed particular aptitude in German which led to his being an exchange student in Jever, Germany, and studying German through master's level work at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He was also the captain of his high school wrestling team. He graduated from Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1989.


He is the executive director of a California construction organization. Formerly he operated a Public Relations business co-founded with his wife, Legacy Group of Missouri, Inc. Loudon is a policy advisor for America First Policies, a pro-Trump organization.[1]

Political career[edit]

He served in the Missouri House of Representatives from 1994 through 1998. He was elected to the Missouri State Senate in 2000, and again in 2004. While in the Senate, Loudon founded and chaired the Senate’s Small Business, Insurance, and Industrial Relations Committee, was vice chair of the Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight Committee, and a member of the committees on Education, Gubernatorial Appointments, and Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

Towards the end of his career as Senator, he was involved in controversial legislation about midwifery.[2][3]


In May 2018, it was reported that Loudon had used inflammatory and derogatory language against women, Muslims and Democrats. He suggested that Obama was a Kenyan-born Muslim.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He married Gina (Gentry) Loudon in 1990, and they have five children. They reside in San Diego, California.


  1. ^ a b McDermott, Nathan; Kaczynski, Andrew; Massie, Chris (May 21, 2018). "Policy adviser for Trump-linked group called Obama 'Islamchurian candidate,' joked about 'crack whore Dem voter'". CNN. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  2. ^ Waters, Amelia (March 5, 2008). "Video: Senator John Loudon speaks for midwives". KRCG.
  3. ^ Rock, Steve (October 18, 2007). "Missouri midwifery debate takes nation's stage". The Kansas City Star. McClatchy-Tribune Information Services – via The Portsmouth Herald.
  • Official Manual, State of Missouri, 2005–2006. Jefferson City, MO: Secretary of State, 2005.

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