Paul Leonard (politician)
|Paul R. Leonard|
|58th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio|
January 12, 1987 – January 14, 1991
|Preceded by||Myrl Shoemaker|
|Succeeded by||Mike DeWine|
|Mayor of Dayton|
|Preceded by||James H. McGee|
|Succeeded by||Richard Clay Dixon|
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 37th district
January 3, 1973 – December 31, 1980
|Preceded by||Tony P. Hall|
|Succeeded by||Larry Balweg|
July 3, 1943 |
Leonard was elected four times to seats in the Ohio General Assembly. After his time in the Ohio General Assembly he then served as mayor of Dayton, Ohio, from 1982 to 1986. After finishing his term as mayor he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Ohio in 1986 on the ticket with Richard F. Celeste. He served as the 58th Lieutenant Governor from 1987 to 1991.
While mayor of Dayton, Leonard was known as outgoing and youth-oriented, sometimes called "the Rock 'N' Roll Mayor of Dayton." He played the electric guitar and appeared in television commercials.
After his tenure as lieutenant governor, Leonard returned to Dayton to practice law. He founded the Center for Animal Law and Advocacy, a legal team that advocates for harsher penalties for those who mistreat animals.
In addition to his law practice, Leonard currently teaches in the political science departments at both Wright State University and the University of Dayton. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Animal Legal Defense Fund. He currently lives in Florida, but commutes to Dayton to teach his classes.
- "Paul R. Leonard", Political Science, Wright State University, Faculty Page. Retrieved Apr 19, 2011.
- "Back From the Fringe", Animal Legal Defense Fund, July 19, 2002. Retrieved Apr 19, 2011.
|Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
January 12, 1987–January 14, 1991
|Mayor of Dayton, Ohio
Richard Clay Dixon
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