GILLIGAN, John Joyce, (1921 - 2013)

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GILLIGAN, John Joyce, a Representative from Ohio; born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, March 22, 1921; graduated from St. Xavier High School in 1939, the University of Notre Dame in 1943, and the University of Cincinnati in 1947; served as a lieutenant (jg.) in the United States Naval Reserve as a destroyer gunnery officer in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Mediterranean Theaters, 1942-1945; awarded the Silver Star for gallantry at Okinawa; instructor in literature at Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1948-1953; member of the city council of Cincinnati, 1953-1963; candidate for Ohio Congressman-at-Large in 1962; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth Congress (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1967); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1966 to the Ninetieth Congress; unsuccessful candidate for United States Senate, 1968; Governor of Ohio, 1971-1975; administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development, 1977-1979; director, Institute for Public Policy, 1979-1986, and Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, 1986-1992; director, civic issues forum, University of Cincinnati School of Law; died on August 26, 2013, in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Larson, David Richard. “Ohio’s Fighting Liberal: A Political Biography of John J. Gilligan.” Ph.D. dissertation, Ohio State University, 1982.