Voinovich, George V., 1936-

George Victor Voinovich was born in 1936 and grew up on Cleveland's east side. He attended Ohio University for his undergraduate studies and received his law degree from Ohio State University in 1961. Following his marriage to Janet Allan in 1962, he established a law practice in his Collinwood neighborhood. He was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 1966, became Cuyahoga County Auditor in 1971, and was elected a Cuyahoga County commissioner in 1976. He also served one term as Lieutenant Governor under James A. Rhodes. Voinovich was elected mayor of the city of Cleveland in 1979 and served for ten years, restructuring the city's finances, promoting neighborhood revitilization, and supporting development of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, among other achievements. The National Civic League awarded the city of Cleveland the "All American City Award" three times during Voinovich's tenure. He was elected Governor of Ohio in 1990. In 1999, Voinovich was elected to the United States Senate.

From the description of Records of the Mayor of the City of Cleveland, George V. Voinovich, 1977-1989. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 639957775


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