|Robert Norton (Bob) Shamansky|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 12th district
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1983
|Preceded by||Samuel L. Devine|
|Succeeded by||John Kasich|
April 18, 1927|
|Died||August 11, 2011
|Resting place||New Agudas Achim Cemetery, Columbus|
|Alma mater||Ohio State University
Harvard Law School
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1950-1952|
Robert Norton Shamansky (April 18, 1927 – August 11, 2011) was an American Democratic politician and attorney from the state of Ohio. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives for a single term from 1981 until 1983.
Shamansky was born in Columbus in 1927. He was a 1947 graduate of Ohio State University and a 1950 graduate of Harvard Law School. He was subsequently admitted to the bar in 1950. He was also a Special Agent in the United States Army's Counter Intelligence Corps from 1950 until 1952.
Fourteen years later, in 1980, Shamansky challenged Devine again. This time, he was successful in unseating the long-time incumbent Devine, becoming the first Democrat to represent the district since 1939. He was also the first Democrat to represent a significant portion of the state capital, Columbus, since 1967.
In 1982, after reapportionment, Shamansky's district absorbed a large chunk of the more Republican-leaning 17th District. He was defeated in his bid for re-election by future Governor of Ohio John Kasich.
In 2006, Shamansky ran for his old congressional seat. However, the 12th had been significantly redrawn since he'd last served in Congress, and he lost to Kasich's successor, Pat Tiberi, by 14 points.
- "Robert Shamansky, former US Rep from Ohio, dies". WSYX. August 15, 2011.
- "Robert Shamansky, ex-congressman from Ohio, dies". Associated Press. August 15, 2011.
- Bob Shamansky at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Bob Shamansky at Find a Grave
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