SAWYER, THOMAS CHARLES, a Representative from Ohio; born in Akron, Summit County, Ohio,
August 15, 1945; graduated from Buchtel High School, Akron, Ohio; B.A.,
University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, 1968; M.A., University of Akron, Akron, Ohio,
1970; teacher; member of the Ohio state house of representatives, 1977-1983;
mayor of Akron, Ohio, 1984-1986; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundredth and
to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1987-January 3, 2003);
unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the One Hundred Eighth Congress in
2002; Senator of Ohio, 2007-present.