Jim Justice is an American agriculture and coal businessman from West Virginia. He is best known as the Democratic Party candidate for the 2016 election for Governor of West Virginia.
James (Jim) Conley Justice II, was born on 27 April, 1951 in Charleston, West Virginia. He is the son of James Conley Justice and Edna Ruth Perry Justice and he was raised in Raleigh County, West Virginia. He attended the University of Tennessee on an athletic scholarship for golf. He later transferred to Marshall University.