The Info List - Bob Shamansky

Robert Norton Shamansky (April 18, 1927 – August 11, 2011) was an American Democratic politician and attorney from the state of Ohio. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives for a single term from 1981 until 1983.


1 Early life 2 Political career 3 Death 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] Shamansky was born in Columbus in 1927. He was a 1947 graduate of Ohio State University and a 1950 graduate of Harvard Law School. He was subsequently admitted to the bar in 1950. He was also a Special
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Army's Counter Intelligence Corps from 1950 until 1952. Political career[edit] In 1966, Shamansky ran for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. However, he lost to Republican incumbent Samuel L. Devine. Fourteen years later, in 1980, Shamansky challenged Devine again. This time, he was successful in unseating the long-time incumbent Devine, becoming the first Democrat to represent the district since 1939. He was also the first Democrat to represent a significant portion of the state capital, Columbus, since 1967. As a member of the 97th Congress, Shamansky served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and as a member of the Science and Technology Committee. In 1982, after reapportionment, Shamansky's district absorbed a large chunk of the more Republican-leaning 17th District. He was defeated in his bid for re-election by future Governor of Ohio
John Kasich. In 2006, Shamansky ran for his old congressional seat. However, the 12th had been significantly redrawn since he'd last served in Congress, and he lost to Kasich's successor, Pat Tiberi, by 14 points. Death[edit] On August 11, 2011, Shamansky died at his home in Bexley, Ohio. He was 84 years of age.[1][2] Shamansky shot himself at his Miranova residence on August 11 at the age of 84, an act that confounded his family and closest friends. See also[edit]

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^ "Robert Shamansky, former US Rep from Ohio, dies". WSYX. August 15, 2011. Archived from the original on October 9, 2011.  ^ "Robert Shamansky, ex-congressman from Ohio, dies". Associated Press. August 15, 2011. 

External links[edit]

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Congress. " Bob Shamansky
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U.S. House of Representatives

Preceded by Samuel L. Devine Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio's 12th congressional district 1981–1983 Succeeded by John Kasich

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Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio's 12th congressional district

Sloane Thomson Mitchell Howell Harper J. Taylor Mathiot Vinton Welch Olds Galloway Cox Finck Van Trump Jewett Finck Walling Ewing Neal Converse Hart Thompson Pugsley Enochs Outhwaite Watson Lentz Tompkins Badger E. Taylor Brumbaugh Speaks Lamneck Vorys Devine Shamansky Kasich Tiberi

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