Ted Strickland

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Ted Strickland (born August 4, 1941, Lucasville, Ohio) is a former Democratic Representative serving Ohio's 6th congressional district (OH-06). Strickland was elected Governor of Ohio in 2006, easily defeating Ken Blackwell



  • B.A. in History, Asbury College, Wilmore, Ky., 1963.
  • M.A., University of Kentucky, Lexington, 1966.
  • Master of Divinity, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Ky., 1967.
  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, 1980.


  • administrator at a Methodist children’s home.
  • professor, Shawnee State College, Portsmouth, Ohio.
  • consulting psychologist at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility (SOCF).

Political history

  • unsuccessful candidate to U.S. House 1976, 1978, and 1980.
  • elected to U.S House in 1992.
  • unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1994.
  • elected to U.S. House in 1996 and reelected through 2004.[1]
  • elected Governor of Ohio in 2006

House Committees

During his last five terms in Congress, Ted has served on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Ted is also an active member of the Congressional Steel Caucus and has vigorously opposed trade policies that threaten the steel industry.

In 2003, Ted became a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and is the ranking Democrat on its Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. As a member of that committee, he has been tireless in his advocacy for full funding of promised veterans’ health programs. And last year he became a national leader in the fight to see that our troops have life-saving armor and equipment. [2]

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