Painting [realia] : George Voinovich. 1998.
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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 Lieute...
Artist David Mueller is from Chicago, Illinois, and works in the Covington, Kentucky, and Cincinnati, Ohio, area. He studied at the American Academy of Art. The artist had worked on Christmas cards for the Voinovich family during the 1990s. He was then asked to do the official governor's portrait. The governor wanted to stress his connection with children and education, so they chose the bronze sculpture at the Statehouse to serve as a symbolic backdrop. George V. Voinov...