COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio Gov. and U.S. Rep. John J. Gilligan, a liberal Democrat whose creation of the state income tax was his most lasting accomplishment and also the undoing of his political career, died Monday. He was 92.
Gilligan's death was confirmed by his caregiver, Frank Kennedy, who did not provide a cause of death.
Gilligan's daughter Kathleen Sebelius, a former Kansas governor, in 2009 became Health and...
"I am sorry for your loss. My 88 year old dad served with pride as Democratic State Chairman under Governor Gilligan. Governor Gilligan exemplified the type of public servant we need in our elected offices today."
– Lydia Lavelle,
Carrboro, NC, Sep 09, 2013
"I am writing on behalf of my 91 year old father who shared many memories of Democratic politics in Ohio . He was very proud of Jack's accomplishments and sends best wishes and happy memories to his family."
– Harry McIlwain and Family,
Terrace Park, OH, Sep 05, 2013