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Ohio Governor Bob Taft Visits

September 15, 2016 12:10pm
Rm. 114

Speaker: Former Ohio Governor Bob Taft

About the Speaker:

Bob Taft was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 8, 1942. Bob Taft began his career in public service as a volunteer teacher for the Peace Corps in East Africa. He has served Ohioans as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, as a Hamilton County Commissioner and as Ohio's Secretary of State. He was sworn in as Ohio's 67th Governor on January 11, 1999 and was elected to his second term as Governor in November 2002. He graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in government in 1963, received his Master's degree in government from Princeton University in 1967 and earned his law degree from the University of Cincinnati Law School in 1976. Governor Taft's father and grandfather both served in the United States Senate, and his great-grandfather, William Howard Taft, served as the 27th President of the United States and Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Information taken from Capital Square Review and Advisory Board