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109th Ohio General Assembly

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The One Hundred Ninth Ohio General Assembly was the legislative body of the state of Ohio in 1971 and 1972. In this General Assembly, both the Ohio Senate and the Ohio House of Representatives were controlled by the Republican Party. In the Senate, there were 20 Republicans and 13 Democrats. In the House, there were 54 Republicans and 45 Democrats. It was the last General Assembly to use districts drawn after the 1966 apportionment.



  • January 5, 1971: Senator Walter E. Powell (R-4th) resigns to take a seat in the United States House of Representatives.
  • January 11, 1971: Senator William B. Nye (D-28th) resigns to take a seat in the cabinet of Governor John Gilligan.
  • December 31, 1971: Senator James K. Leedy (R-19th) resigns.

  • August 23, 1972: Senator Jerry O'Shaughnessy (D-15th) dies.
  • Appointments

  • January 5, 1971: Donald E. “Buz” Lukens is appointed to the 4th Senatorial District.
  • January 12, 1972: Kenneth F. Berry is appointed to the 19th Senatorial District.
  • January 13, 1971: John Poda is appointed to the 28th Senatorial District.
  • October 2, 1972: Robert O'Shaughnessy is appointed to the 15th District.
  • Majority leadership

  • President of the Senate: John W. Brown
  • President pro tempore of the Senate: Theodore Gray
  • Majority Whip:
  • Minority leadership

  • Leader: Anthony Calabrese
  • Assistant Leader: Oliver Ocasek
  • Members of the 109th Ohio House of Representatives

    Appt.- Member was appointed to current House Seat


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