March 14, 2024
Portrait Of Senator Ted Gray
A painting of State Senator Theodore Gray is at the Ohio Statehouse. The portrait was painted by Cincinnati artist Carl J. Samson in 1994.

State Senator Theodore Milton "Ted" Gray (1927-2024) was Ohio's youngest-elected and longest-serving state senator. He was in the Ohio Senate from 1951 to 1994. He served as Majority Floor Leader in 1962, and later became President Pro Tempore. In the early 1990s, he also chaired the Senate Finance Committee.

On Wednesday, March 13, Senator Gray lay in state in Ohio Statehouse Rotunda. Visitation began at 10 a.m. and concluded at 4 p.m. Senator Gray served for 43 years in the Ohio Senate, starting at just 23 years old. Known for his leadership and ability collaborate, Senator Gray left a lasting impression in the Ohio Statehouse.

Read more about the life and career of Senator Ted Gray in a 1994 publication from his retirement from the Ohio Senate.