Paul Gillmor

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Paul Eugene Gillmor, a Republican, represented the Fifth Congressional District of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1989 to 2007. On September 5, 2007, Gillmor was found dead in his apartment, a heart attack the apparent cause of death.


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Gillmor voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

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Gillmor was born February 1, 1939 in Tiffin, Ohio. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University (Delaware, Ohio) in 1961 and a law degree from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Mich.) in 1964.

Gillmor served in the United States Air Force from 1965 to 1966. He then entered the practice of law. He served as an Ohio state senator from 1967 to 1988, serving as minority leader from 1978 to 1980 and from 1983 to 1984. After the Republican party won a majority in the Ohio Senate, Gillmor was elected President of the Ohio Senate and served in that office from 1981 to 1982 and from 1985 to 1988. In 1986, Gillmor sought the Republican party's nomination for the office of governor of Ohio, but lost to former governor James A. Rhodes. In 1988, Gillmor was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Congressional career

In the U.S. House, Gillmor has a voting record that is generally: pro-life, pro-gun, anti-environmental, pro-business, pro-oil, pro-school vouchers and pro-"family values". Specifically, he has voted to make the Patriot Act permanent, against raising CAFE fuel economy standards, against protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil drilling, has supported school prayer, supported a ban on gay adoption, supported a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, and opposed embryonic stem cell research. [1]

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Robin Weirauch to face Gillmor in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [2] Gillmor retained his seat.


According to Gillmor's office, Gillmor passed away during the night of September 4, 2007. When he did not show up to work the next morning, his staff became concerned and went to his apartment to check on him. His staff found him dead of an apparent heart attack, though the Capitol Police were still investigating.[2]

Money in politics

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Committees and Affiliations

Committee assignments in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

  • House Committee on Financial Services
    • Subcommitee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises
    • Subcommitee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, Ranking Member

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Paul Gillmor. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


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