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The position of lieutenant governor of Ohio was established in 1852. The lieutenant governor becomes governor if the governor resigns, dies in office or is removed by impeachment. Before 1852, the president of the Ohio State Senate would serve as acting governor if a vacancy in the governorship occurred. Until relatively recently, lieutenant governors were elected separately but concurrently with the governor (not on a "ticket"). Thus, there were several occasions when the lieutenant governor was from a different party than the governor. This was changed by constitutional amendment. In 1974, Richard F. Celeste was the last lieutenant governor to be elected separately. In 1978, George Voinovich became the first lieutenant governor to be elected on the same ticket with the governor.

From 1852 to 1979, the lieutenant governor also served as the president of the Ohio State Senate. More recently, Ohio governors have generally named the lieutenant governor to head an agency of state government. An example of this is Bruce Edward Johnson, who served as Director of the Ohio Department of Development, as does the current lieutenant governor, Lee Fisher.

The 28th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, Warren G. Harding, later served as 29th President of the United States.

Election Results, Ohio Lieutenant Governor

List of Lieutenant Governors of Ohio:

No. Name Term Party Notes
1. William Medill 1852-1853 Democratic (Elevated to Governor)
2. James Myers 1854-1856 Democratic  
3. Thomas H. Ford 1856-1858    
4. Martin Welker 1858-1860 Republican  
5. Robert C. Kirk 1860-1862    
6. Benjamin Stanton 1862-1864 Republican  
7. Charles Anderson 1864-1865 Republican (Elevated to Governor)
8. Andrew McBurney 1866-1868    
9. John C. Lee 1868-1872 Republican  
10. Jacob Mueller 1872-1874    
11. Alphonso Hart 1874-1876 Republican  
12. Thomas Lowry Young 1876-1877 Republican (Elevated to Governor)
13. H. W. Curtiss 1877-1878    
14. Jabez W. Fitch 1878-1880 Democratic  
15. Andrew Hickenlooper 1880-1882    
16. Reese G. Richards 1882-1884    
17. John George Warwick 1884-1886 Democratic  
18. Robert P. Kennedy 1886-1887 Republican  
19. Silas A. Conrad 1887-1888    
20. William C. Lyon 1888-1890    
21. Elbert L. Lampson 1890    
22. William V. Marquis 1890-1892 Democratic  
23. Andrew L. Harris 1892-1896 Republican  
24. Asa W. Jones 1896-1900    
25. John A. Caldwell 1900-1902 Republican  
26. Carl L. Nippert 1902 Republican  
27. Harry L. Gordon 1902-1904    
28. Warren G. Harding 1904-1906 Republican  
29. Andrew L. Harris 1906-1906 Republican (Elevated to Governor)
30. Francis W. Treadway 1909-1911 Republican  
31. Atlee Pomerene 1911 Democratic (Elected to U.S. Senate)
32. Hugh L. Nichols 1911-1913 Democratic  
33. W. A. Greenlund 1913-1915    
34. John H. Arnold 1915-1917    
35. Earl D. Bloom 1917-1919 Democratic  
36. Clarence J. Brown Sr. 1919-1923 Republican  
37. Earl D. Bloom (2nd) 1923-1925 Democratic  
38. Charles H. Lewis 1925-1927    
39. Earl D. Bloom (3rd) 1927-1928 Democratic  
40. William G. Pickrel 1928 Democratic  
41. George C. Braden 1928-1929    
42. John T. Brown 1929-1931 Republican  
43. William G. Pickrel (2nd) 1931-1933 Democratic  
44. Charles W. Sawyer 1933-1935 Democratic  
45. Harold Gerard Mosier 1935-1937 Democratic  
46. Paul P. Yoder 1937-1939    
47. Paul M. Herbert 1939-1945 Republican  
48. George D. Nye 1945-1947 Democratic  
49. Paul M. Herbert (2nd) 1947-1949 Republican  
50. George D. Nye (2nd) 1949-1953 Democratic  
51. John W. Brown 1953-1957 Republican (Elevated to Governor)
52. Paul M. Herbert (3rd) 1957-1959 Republican  
53. John W. Donahey 1959-1963 Democratic  
54. John W. Brown 1963-1975 Republican  
55. Richard F. Celeste 1975-1979 Democratic  
56. George V. Voinovich 1979 Republican resigned to become mayor of Cleveland
  vacancy 1979-1983    
57. Myrl H. Shoemaker 1983-1985 Democratic (died in office)
  vacancy 1985-1987    
58. Paul R. Leonard 1987-1991 Democratic  
59. R. Michael DeWine 1991-1994 Republican (elected to U.S. Senate)
  vacancy 1994-1995    
60. Nancy P. Hollister 1995-1998 Republican (Elevated to Governor)
  vacancy 1998-1999    
61. Maureen O'Connor 1999-2003 Republican (Elected to the Ohio Supreme Court)
62. Jennette B. Bradley 2003-2005 Republican (Appointed State Treasurer)
63. Bruce Edward Johnson 2005-2006 Republican (resigned December 8, 2006)
  vacancy 2006-2007    
64. Lee Fisher 2007- Democratic

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