|Robert E. O'Shaughnessy|
|Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 15th district
October 2, 1972 – December 31, 1978
|Preceded by||Jerry O'Shaughnessy|
|Succeeded by||John Kasich|
|Born||Robert Emmet O'Shaughnessy
February 23, 1918
|Died||February 16, 1991
Robert Emmet O'Shaughnessy, Sr. (February 23, 1918 – February 16, 1991) was an American Democratic politician and a member of the Ohio Senate. A member of a political family, O'Shaughnessy was initially appointed to the Senate to succeed his brother, Jerry O'Shaughnessy, who had died. In 1974, O'Shaughnessy overcame a divisive primary and a challenge by Republican Keith McNamara to retain the seat. He subsequently was appointed as Chairman of the Senate Energy Committee.
After his defeat, he opted to become Clerk of the Senate, however was not chosen. Subsequently, he returned to his family funeral home business in Columbus, Ohio. He died in 1991, at the age of 72.
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