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Longtime Missouri State Fair Backer, Former State Senator Dies at 83

2018 Missouri State Fair queen Samantha Nelson of Higbee visits with former State Senator Jim Mathewson as she holds a commemorative belt buckle being auctioned at the Governor’s Ham Breakfast, August 16th, 2018 at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.

A longtime supporter of the Missouri State Fair who represented Sedalia in the house and senate has died.  Regional Radio’s Kyle Hill looks back on the life of James Mathewson.

Governor Mike Parson, who held the Senate seat once occupied by Mathewson, reflected on the news via Twitter:

Arrangements for 83-year-old former state senator James Mathewson are pending at Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia. Regional Radio will have a replay of our 2019 interview with Senator Mathewson on Ag Insight this Monday afternoon at 12:30.

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