VOINOVICH, George Victor (1936-2016)

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.

Ohio University
Vernon Alden Library
Athens, OH
Papers: 1991-2011.500 cubic feet. Gubernatorial and senatorial papers including correspondence, reports, legal opinions, subject files, renditions, requisitions, speeches, audio tapes, video tapes, photographs, briefing files, public inquiries, legislative files, executive orders, schedules, inter office and interagency communications, official correspondence, legislative records, speeches, press releases and briefings, memos, reports, position papers, editorial papers, media advisories, clippings, audio and visual materials and memorabilia. Includes some material from his time as Mayor of Cleveland and Governor of Ohio. Collection contains materials from the Senator’s two terms in the United States Senate from 1999-2011 including materials related to Homeland Security, Healthcare and Education, American Competitiveness and Fiscal Responsibility, Water and Transportation Infrastructure, Environment Science and Agriculture, Climate Change and Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Renaissance, Legal Ethical Social and Constitutional Issues, Press and Communications, Legislative Strategy and Record, Appropriations, Office Operations and Political Campaigns. Finding aid available online.

  • U.S. Congress. Tributes Delivered in Congress: George V. Voinovich, United States Senator, 1999-2011. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2012.