List of Presidents of the Ohio Senate

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The President of the Ohio State Senate is the leader of the Ohio State Senate. Under Ohio's first constitution, in effect from 1803 to 1851, the presiding officer of the Senate was called the speaker. Starting in 1851, when the second constitution took effect, a new office of lieutenant governor was created. The new position of lieutenant governor carried with it the office of president of the senate, and was nominally the presiding officer of the senate. During this time, the actual legislative leader of the senate majority was the president pro tempore of the Ohio Senate. In the 1970s, another change was made, which made the office of lieutenant governor elected jointly with the governor. At this time, the duty of presiding over the senate was removed from the lieutenant governor's portfolio and the majority party of the senate began electing its own president starting in 1979.

Speakers of the Ohio Senate, 1803-1851[edit]

Term Name Party Home County
1803-03-01 – 1803-12-04 Nathaniel Massie Democratic-Republican Ross
1803-12-05 – 1805-02-21[1] Daniel Symmes Democratic-Republican Hamilton
1805-02-21 – 1806-11-30 James Pritchard Democratic-Republican Jefferson
1806-12-01 – 1809-12-03 Thomas Kirker Democratic-Republican Adams
1809-12-04 – 1810-12-02 Duncan McArthur Democratic-Republican Ross
1810-12-03 – 1813-12-05 Thomas Kirker (2nd) Democratic-Republican Adams
1813-12-06 – 1814-12-04 Othniel Looker Democratic-Republican Hamilton
1814-12-05 – 1815-12-03 Thomas Kirker (3rd) Democratic-Republican Adams
1815-12-04 – 1816-12-01 Peter Hitchcock   Geauga
1816-12-02 – 1818-12-06 Abraham Shepherd Democratic-Republican Adams
1818-12-07 – 1819-12-05 Robert Lucas   Pike
1819-12-06 – 1826-12-03 Allen Trimble National Republican Highland
1826-12-04 – 1827-12-02 Abraham Shepherd (2nd) Democratic Brown
1827-12-03 – 1829-12-06 Samuel Wheeler National Republican Geauga
1829-12-07 – 1830-12-05 Robert Lucas (2nd) Democratic Pike
1830-12-06 – 1831-12-04 Samuel R. Miller Democratic Hamilton
1831-12-05 – 1832-12-02 William Doherty Whig Franklin
1832-12-03 – 1833-12-01 Samuel R. Miller (2nd) Democratic Hamilton
1833-12-02 – 1834-11-30 David T. Disney Democratic Hamilton
1834-12-01 – 1835-03-06[2] Peter Hitchcock (2nd) Whig Geauga
1835-03-06 - 1835-06-07 Charles Anthony Whig Clark
1835-06-08 - 1835-12-06 David T. Disney (2nd) Democratic Hamilton
1835-12-07 – 1837-12-03 Elijah Vance Democratic Butler
1837-12-04 – 1838-12-02 George J. Smith Whig Warren
1838-12-03 – 1839-12-01 William Hawkins Democratic Morgan
1839-12-02 – 1841-12-05 William McLaughlin Democratic Richland
1841-12-06 – 1843-12-03 James J. Faran Democratic Hamilton
1843-12-04 – 1844-12-01 Thomas W. Bartley Democratic Richland
1844-12-02 – 1845-11-30 David Chambers Whig Muskingum
1845-12-01 – 1846-12-06 Seabury Ford Whig Geauga
1846-12-07 – 1847-12-05 Edson B. Olds Democratic Pickaway
1847-12-06 – 1848-12-03 Charles B. Goddard Whig Muskingum
1848-12-04 – 1849-12-02 Brewster Randall Free Soil Ashtabula
1849-12-03 – 1850-12-01 Harrison G. O. Blake Whig Medina
1850-12-02 – 1852-01-04 Charles Cleveland Convers Whig Muskingum

Presidents Pro Tempore of the Ohio Senate, 1852-1978[edit]

(At this time, the nominal presiding officer of the senate was the Lieutenant Governor of Ohio.)

Term Name Party Home County
1852-01-05 – 1854-01-01 Joel W. Wilson
George Rex
Democratic Sandusky
Wayne
1854-01-02 – 1856-01-06 Robert J. Atkinson Democratic Carroll
1856-01-07 – 1858-01-03 Robert Walker Tayler Republican Trumbull
1858-01-04 – 1860-01-01 Edward M. Phelps Democratic Defiance
1860-01-02 – 1862-01-05 Richard A. Harrison Republican Madison
1862-01-06 – 1864-01-03 James Monroe Republican Lorain
1864-01-04 – 1865-12-31 Samuel Humphreville Republican Medina
1866-01-01 – 1868-01-05 H. S. Martin Republican Stark
1868-01-06 – 1870-01-02 Thomas J. Godfrey Democratic Mercer
1870-01-03 – 1871-12-31 Samuel Furman Hunt Democratic Hamilton
1872-01-01 – 1874-01-04 Allen T. Brinsmade Republican Cuyahoga
1874-01-05 – 1876-01-02 Emery D. Potter Democratic Lucas
1876-01-03 – 1878-01-06 H. W. Curtiss Republican Cuyahoga
1878-01-07 – 1880-01-03 James W. Owens Democratic Licking
1880-01-04 – 1882-01-01 Rees G. Richards Republican Jefferson
1882-01-02 – 1884-01-06 Roland A. Horr Republican Lorain
1884-01-07 – 1886-01-03 Elmer White Democratic Defiance
1886-01-04 – 1888-01-01 John O'Neill
Silas A. Conrad
Democratic
Republican
Muskingum
Stark
1888-01-02 – 1890-01-05 Theodore F. Davis Republican Washington
1890-01-06 – 1892-01-03 Perry M. Adams Democratic Seneca
1892-01-04 – 1894-01-02 Elbert L. Lampson Republican Ashtabula
1894-01-03 – 1896-01-05 Thomas H. McConica Republican Hancock
1896-01-06 – 1898-01-02 John C. Hutsinpiller Republican Gallia
1898-01-03 – 1899-12-31 Thaddeus E. Cromley Democratic Pickaway
1900-01-01 – 1902-01-05 Oscar Sheppard Republican Preble
1902-01-06 – 1904-01-03 Frank B. Archer Republican Belmont
1904-01-04 – 1905-12-31 George Henry Chamberlain Republican Lorain
1906-01-01 – 1909-01-03 James M. Williams Democratic Cuyahoga
1909-01-04 – 1911-01-01 Nation O. Mather Republican Summit
1911-01-02 – 1915-01-03 William Green Democratic Coshocton
1915-01-04 – 1916-12-31 Charles John Howard Republican Belmont
1917-01-01 – 1919-01-05 J. H. Miller Democratic Licking
1919-01-06 – 1922-12-31 Frank E. Whittemore Republican Summit
1923-01-01 – 1925-01-04 George E. Kryder Republican Henry
1925-01-05 – 1927-01-02 Joseph R. Gardner Republican Hamilton
1927-01-03 – 1929-01-06 Chester C. Bolton Republican Cuyahoga
1929-01-07 – 1931-01-04 Allan G. Aigler Republican Sandusky
1931-01-05 – 1933-01-01 Earl R. Lewis Republican Belmont
1933-01-02 – 1935-01-06 D. H. DeArmond Democratic Hamilton
1935-01-07 – 1937-01-03 Paul P. Yoder Democratic Montgomery
1937-01-04 – 1939-01-01 Keith Lawrence Democratic Cuyahoga
1939-01-02 – 1949-01-02 Frank E. Whittemore (2nd) Republican Summit
1949-01-03 – 1950-12-31 Margaret A. Mahoney Democratic Cuyahoga
1951-01-01 – 1953-01-04 Roscoe R. Walcutt Republican Franklin
1953-01-05 – 1959-01-04 C. Stanley Mechem Republican Athens
1959-01-05 – 1961-01-01 Frank W. King Democratic Lucas
1961-01-02 – 1965-01-03 C. Stanley Mechem (2nd) Republican Athens
1965-01-04 – 1975-01-05 Theodore M. Gray Republican Miami
1975-01-06 – 1979-01-01 Oliver R. Ocasek Democratic Summit

Presidents of the Ohio Senate, 1979-present[edit]

Term Name Party Home County District
1979-01-02 – 1981-01-04 Oliver R. Ocasek Democratic Summit 27th
1981-01-05 – 1983-01-02 Paul E. Gillmor Republican Ottawa 2nd
1983-01-03 – 1985-01-06 Harry Meshel Democratic Mahoning 33rd
1985-01-07 – 1989-01-02 Paul E. Gillmor (2nd) Republican Ottawa 2nd
1989-01-03 – 1997-01-02 Stanley J. Aronoff Republican Hamilton 8th
1997-01-02-2003-01-05 Richard Finan Republican Hamilton 7th
2003-01-06-2005-01-02 Doug White Republican Adams 14th
2005-01-03-2011-01-02 Bill Harris Republican Ashland 19th
2011-01-03-2013-01-06 Tom Niehaus Republican Clermont 14th
2013-01-07-present Keith Faber Republican Mercer 12th

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor, William Alexander; Taylor, Aubrey Clarence (1899). Ohio statesmen and annals of progress: from the year 1788 to the year 1900 .... State of Ohio. p. 42.  - Symmes resigned February 21, 1805, and was relpaced by Pritchard
  2. ^ Hitchcock resigned March 6th, 1835 and was replaced by Charles Anthony of Clark County, sources:
    Ohio General Assembly (1917). Manual of legislative practice in the General Assembly. State of Ohio. p. 230.  and
    Bell, William, Jr. (1876). Annual report of the Secretary of State to the Governor and General Assembly for the year 1875.... Ohio Secretary of State. p. 66.