VOINOVICH, George Victor, (1936 - 2016)

Senate Years of Service: 1999-2011
Party: Republican

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

VOINOVICH, George Victor, a Senator from Ohio; born in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 15, 1936; B.A. in government, Ohio University 1958; J.D., Ohio State University College of Law 1961; assistant attorney general of Ohio 1963; Ohio state representative 1967-71; lieutenant governor of Ohio 1979; mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, 1979-89; governor of Ohio 1991-1998; chairman of the National Governors Association 1997-1998; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1998; reelected in 2004, and served from January 3, 1999, to January 3, 2011; chair, Select Committee on Ethics (One Hundred Ninth Congress); was not a candidate for reelection to the Senate in 2010; was a resident of Cleveland, Ohio, until his death on June 12, 2016; interment in All Souls Cemetery, Chardon, Ohio.