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  • ID: I464005
  • Name: John Joyce GILLIGAN
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Jack//
  • Birth: 22 MAR 1921 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH
  • Event: Elected City Council, Cincinnati, OH BET 1953 AND 1963
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio BET 3 JAN 1965 AND 3 JAN 1967
  • Event: Elected Governor of Ohio BET 1971 AND 1975
  • Death: 26 AUG 2013 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH
  • Title: Gov.
  • Event: Pic Gov. Jack Gilligan
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    GILLIGAN, John Joyce, a Representative from Ohio; born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, March 22, 1921; graduated from St. Xavier High School in 1939, the University of Notre Dame in 1943, and the University of Cincinnati in 1947; served as a lieutenant (jg.) in the United States Naval Reserve as a destroyer gunnery officer in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Mediterranean Theaters, 1942-1945; awarded the Silver Star for gallantry at Okinawa; instructor in literature at Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1948-1953; member of the city council of Cincinnati, 1953-1963; candidate for Ohio Congressman-at-Large in 1962; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth Congress (January 3, 1965- January 3, 1967); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1966 to the Ninetieth Congress; unsuccessful candidate for United States Senate, 1968; Governor of Ohio, 1971-1975; administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development, 1977-1979; director, Institute for Public Policy, 1979-1986, and Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, 1986-1992; director, civic issues forum, University of Cincinnati School of Law; is a resident of Cincinnati, Ohio.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
    He is survived by his wife, Dr. Susan Fremont, who enriched and prolonged his life, and his four children, Donald (Gina Maniscalco), Kathleen (K. Gary Sebelius), John (Megan Mountain), and Ellen (Charlie DeSando); his grandchildren, Hannah (K.C. Commoss), Dan (Dana), James (Becky), Ned Sebelius (Lisa Rockefeller), Joseph (Stephanie), John Sebelius (Allie Hoeme), Luke DeSando, Carlo DeSando; great-grandchildren, Kathryn and Ames Commoss, George Sebelius, Allie Lu Gilligan and Miles Gilligan; his brother, Harry Jr. (Mike), and his sisters-in-law, Lucille Dixon, Nancy Gilligan and caregiver, Frank Kennedy. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 52 years and the mother of his children, Mary Kathryn, his father, Harry Sr. and mother, Blanche, his older twin sister, Jeanne Derrick, his brother, Frank, his brother-in-law, Dr. J. Gordon Dixon, and his son, Brian, who died at birth.

    Father: Harry GILLIGAN b: ABT 1895 in Ohio
    Mother: Blanche b: ABT 1896 in Ohio

    Marriage 1 Mary Kathryn DIXON b: 17 FEB 1921 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH
      1. Has Children Living GILLIGAN
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