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Bob Taft
-- governor of Ohio, 1999-

  Bob Taft, the great-grandson of President William Howard Taft and the grandson and son of U.S. senators, was elected governor of Ohio on Nov. 3, 1998, defeating Democrat Lee Fisher.

CAREER: 1999- Ohio governor; 1991-1998, 50th Ohio secretary of state; 1981-1991, Hamilton County commissioner; 1976-1981, state representative; 1969-1973, budget officer and assistant director of the Bureau of the Budget, State of Illinois; 1967-1969, service in Vietnam, U.S. State Department; 1963-1965 Peace Corps teacher, Tanzania, East Africa.
EDUCATION: Yale University, B.A. 1963; Princeton University, M.A. in government, 1967; University of Cincinnati Law School, J.D., 1976
PERSONAL: Born Jan. 8, 1942; wife, Hope; daughter, Anna.

Selected Dayton Daily News stories:

TAFT WINS
Governorship remains with GOP

By Debra Jasper Columbus Bureau
Published: 11/04/98 -- Page: 1A

BOB TAFT
GRAPPLING TO GOVERN
Gubernatorial candidates Lee Fisher and Bob Taft took much different roads to the 1998 campaign trail
Stories By Debra Jasper / DAYTON DAILY NEWS
Published: 10/30/98 -- Page: 1C

EDITORIAL ENDORSEMENT
BOB TAFT II FOR GOVERNOR OF OHIO
* His approach is not always flashy but has a prudent quality.

Published: 10/25/98 -- Page: 10B

POLITICS
TAFT OFF AND RUNNING
* As expected, Ohio's secretary of state announces he wants to be governor.
By Tim Miller and Dave Mendell DAYTON DAILY NEWS
Published: 11/13/97 -- Page: 1A

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File Created: 11-4-1998
Prepared by: Dayton Daily News Library staff
Sources: DDN reports