Governor Portraits
Governor
George V. Voinovich

Years
1990 - 1998

Medium
Oil on Canvas

Size
52.0" x 38.0"

Location
Statehouse Room 122

Year
1999

Governor Biography

Governor George V. Voinovich is a Republican from Cuyahoga County, Ohio. He was born in 1936 in Cleveland. His father was a prominent Cleveland architect. A 1954 graduate of Collinwood High School, Voinovich received his Bachelor's degree in 1958 from Ohio University in Athens. He then attended law school at The Ohio State University where he graduated in 1961. Voinovich was admitted to the Ohio bar shortly thereafter. His political career began in 1966 when he won election to the Ohio House of Representatives, the first of three terms. He lost a bid for the Cleveland Mayoral post in 1971, but was appointed Cuyahoga County Auditor to replace Ralph Perk who had won election to the post of Mayor. Voinovich ran for Lieutenant Governor on the ticket with Jim Rhodes in 1978. In 1979 Voinovich was convinced to run once more for Mayor of Cleveland and easily won over Dennis Kucinich. In 1988, Voinovich found himself in a battle with Howard Metzenbaum for the U.S. Senate, and lost. In 1989 he won the nomination for Governor and won in the general election against Anthony J. Celebrezze. Voinovich ran again in 1994, and won re-election in a battle with Robert Burch. In 1998, following his two terms as Governor, Voinovich won election to the U.S. Senate and won re-election in 2004--retiring from the institution in 2010. Voinovich passed away on June 12, 2016. 


Artist
David Meuller

Artist Biography

As of 1999 the artist was recorded as having a studio in Kentucky and resided in Cincinnati, Ohio