Louis Terhar

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Louis Terhar
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 30th district
Assumed office
September 14, 2011
Preceded by Robert Mecklenborg
Personal details
Born (1949-09-28) September 28, 1949 (age 66)
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Political party Republican
Residence Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Alma mater United States Naval Academy, Syracuse University, Harvard University[1]
Profession Businessman
Religion Christian

Louis Terhar (born September 28, 1949) is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing the 30th district since his appointment in 2011.

Life and career[edit]

Terhar is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Syracuse University, and Harvard University.[1] He is the managing director for Strategic Planning Advisors LLC. He also teaches in Xavier University's Executive MBA program.[2] He is married to his wife, Debe, who is president of the State Board of Education of Ohio.[3] They have four children and four grandchildren.[2]

Prior to his time in public office, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Integris Metals and The David J. Joseph Company.[4]

Ohio House of Representatives[edit]

In 2011, Terhar was appointed to the Ohio House of Representatives after incumbent Robert Mecklenborg resigned over a drink-driving incident.[5] He was sworn in on September 14, 2011.[6] Currently, he is serving on the committees of Economic and Small Business Development; Judiciary and Ethics; and State Government and Elections.

Terhar won his first full term to his seat in 2012, defeating Democrat Steven Newsome with 69.62% of the vote.


  1. ^ a b "Louis Terhar, Representative". Ohio House of Representatives. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Ohio House of Representatives, Louis Terhar". Ohio House of Representatives. Retrieved 2013-09-13. 
  3. ^ "Debe Terhar - Candidate for the Ohio State Board of Education from District 4 - About Debe". DebeTerhar.com (campaign site). 2013-08-05. Retrieved 2013-09-13. 
  4. ^ "Louis F. Terhar". Forbes. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Louis Terhar named to replace Mecklenborg as state rep". Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Mecklenborg replacement Terhar sworn in". Retrieved 9 October 2011. 

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