Wednesday, July 2, 2014

With Today's Graph of the Week: Ohio Governors Since McKinley and Their Colleges


As promised with today’s AICUO Graph of the Week, here is the list of governors of Ohio, beginning with William McKinley, and the colleges they attended, if any.

Governor
Term(s)
College Attended
Sector
McKinley
1892-1896
Allegheny (Pa.)
Independent
Bushnell
1896-1900
none
Nash
1900-1904
Oberlin
Independent
Herrick
1904-1906
Oberlin
Independent
Pattison
1906
Ohio Wesleyan
Independent
Harris
1906-1909
Miami Univ.
Public
Harmon
1909-1913
Denison
Independent
Cox
1913-1915, 1917-1921
none
Willis
1915-1917
Ohio Northern
Independent
Davis
1921-1923
none
Donahey
1923-1929
none
Cooper
1929-1931
National Normal (Ohio)
Independent
White
1931-1935
Princeton
Independent
Davey
1935-1939
Oberlin
Independent
Bricker
1939-1945
Ohio State
Public
Lausche
1945-1947, 1949-1957
Marshall Law (Ohio)
Independent
Herbert
1947-1949
Case Western Reserve
Independent
Brown
1957
none
O'Neill
1957-1959
Marietta
Independent
DiSalle
1959-1963
Georgetown
Independent
Rhodes
1963-1971, 1975-1983
Ohio State
Public
Gilligan
1971-1975
Notre Dame (Ind.)
Independent
Celeste
1983-1991
Yale
Independent
Voinovich
1991-1998
Ohio Univ.
Public
Hollister
1998-1999
Kent State
Public
Taft
1999-2007
Yale
Independent
Strickland
2007-2011
Asbury (Ky.)
Independent
Kasich
2011-
Ohio State
Public

A couple of notes on the list:

It wasn’t that long ago that a bachelor’s degree was not required for admission to law school, and that the first degree in law was not considered advanced but just another bachelor’s degree. Such was the case for Governor Frank Lausche, whose first degree earned was an LL.B. at what at the time was the independent nonprofit John Marshall Law School in Cleveland, which became part of Cleveland State University in 1969; and also for Governor Thomas Herbert, who attended only Case Western Reserve Law School.

National Normal University, which Governor Myers Cooper attended, was a teacher’s college located in Lebanon; it closed in 1917.

Happy Fourth of July!


—rpb