Jon L. Christensen
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Jon L. Christensen

Jon L. Christensen
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 2nd district

January 3, 1995 - January 3, 1999
Peter Hoagland
Lee Terry
Personal details
Jon Lynn Christensen

(1963-02-20) February 20, 1963 (age 59)
St. Paul, Nebraska, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Meredith Stewart Maxfield
(m. 1987; div. 1996)
(m. 1998)
Residence(s)Franklin, Tennessee
Alma mater

Jon Lynn Christensen (born February 20, 1963) is an American politician and corporate executive who is a former member of the United States House of Representatives.

Early life

Jon Lynn Christensen was born on February 20, 1963 in St. Paul, Nebraska to Audrey and Harlan Christensen.[1][2][3] He graduated from St. Paul High School, earned a Bachelor of Arts in business and biology from Midland Lutheran College in 1985, and a Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law in Houston in 1989. He was admitted to the bar in Nebraska in 1992.[1][4][2]


Christensen was vice president of COMREP, Inc. He was a marketer and salesperson for Connecticut Mutual Insurance Company. For his last several years prior to serving in Congress, he was an insurance executive and helped form the Aquila Group, Inc.[1]

Christensen was elected as a Republican to the 104th and 105th United States Congresses serving from January 3, 1995 to January 3, 1999.[1] In 1998, he ran for Governor of Nebraska but came third in the Republican primary behind State Auditor John Breslow and Mike Johanns, who went on to win the general election.

Personal life

Christensen has been married twice. He married Meredith Stewart Maxfield in 1987. The marriage ended in divorce in 1996.[3] In 1998, he married the former Miss America, Tara Dawn Holland;[2][3] they have two daughters.[]

Christensen is a member of the ReFormers Caucus of Issue One.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d "Christensen, Jon Lynn". Retrieved 2021.
  2. ^ a b c Knapp, Fred (May 1, 1998). "Preaching to a conservative choir". Lincoln Journal Star. p. 1. Retrieved 2021.
  3. ^ a b c Knapp, Fred (May 1, 1998). "Preaching to a conservative choir". Lincoln Journal Star. p. 7A. Retrieved 2021.
  4. ^ Martindale-Hubbell Law Profile
  5. ^ "Issue One - ReFormers Caucus". Retrieved 2019.
  1. "Christensen, Jon Lynn". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2006.

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