John J. Gilligan portrait   Save
John J. Gilligan portrait
Description: Photograph of John J. Gilligan (1921--), who served as governor of Ohio from 1971 to 1975. . During Gilligan's administration, Ohio adopted a graduated state income tax to overcome budget shortfalls. Gilligan also saw the implementation of the state lottery during his time in office, although he opposed this measure. In 1973, the state legislature and the governor concurred to lower the voting age to eighteen years, and Gilligan also secured funding to improve Ohio's transportation infrastructure. His daughter, Kathleen Sebelius, is governor of Kansas, making them the only father and daughter to be elected as state governors. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04510
Subjects: Ohio--Governors--Portraits; Ohio History--State and Local Government
Places: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)