Attorney General Jay Nixon, first elected to the post in 1992, will be speaker at the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce First Friday Coffee at the Show Me Center Friday.
Nixon, a native of De Soto, Mo., is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, received a political science degree in 1978 and law degree in 1981.
He worked as a private attorney in Jefferson County until he was elected to the state office.
Nixon's office prosecutes numerous capital cases and handles more than 1,000 criminal cases a year.
The First Friday Coffee starts at 7:30 a.m.