Nebraska Governor takes administration's top ag position

December 3, 2004: Nebraska Gov. Mike Johanns has been chosen by President Bush to assume the role of Secretary of Agriculture. Johanns will replace first-term secretary Anne Veneman who tendered her resignation shortly after the election. Johanns was born in Iowa and raised on a dairy farm. At 54 Johanns, became a lawyer and served in county and city government before becoming mayor of Lincoln, Neb., in 1991. He served as the states’ governor from 1998.

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