John William Loudon

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John William Loudon
Member of the Missouri Senate
from the 7th district
In office
2000–2008
Preceded by Franc Flotron
Succeeded by Jane Cunningham
Personal details
Born (1967-08-14) August 14, 1967 (age 50)
St. Louis, Missouri
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Gina Loudon
Profession association executive

John William Loudon (born August 14, 1967) was a Republican member of the Missouri Senate, representing the 7th District from 2000 until 2008, leaving due to term limits. Previously he was 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 boys to parents, Robert and Janice, who enjoyed opening their home and exposing their children to a steady flow of foreign exchange students. In high school, Loudon showed particular aptitude in German which led to his being an exchange student in Jever, Germany and staying with the language into doing 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 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1989.

Career[edit]

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 was first elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 1994, serving there 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 a large part of controversial legislation about midwifery.[2][3]

Controversy[edit]

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, PhD in 1990, and they have five children. They reside in San Diego, California.

References[edit]

  • Official Manual, State of Missouri, 2005–2006. Jefferson City, MO: Secretary of State, 2005.

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