Finding aid for the Records of the Mayor of the City of Cleveland, George V. Voinovich

Records of the Mayor of the City of Cleveland, George V. Voinovich
Western Reserve Historical Society
Phone: 216-721-5722
Mayor of the City of Cleveland, George V. Voinovich
127.00 linear feet (123 containers)
George Victor Voinovich was born in 1936 and grew up on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio. He attended Ohio University for his undergraduate studies and received his law degree from Ohio State University in 1961. Following his marriage to Janet Allan in 1962, he established a law practice in his Collinwood neighborhood. He was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 1966, became Cuyahoga County Auditor in 1971, and was elected a Cuyahoga County commissioner in 1976. He also served one term as Lieutenant Governor under James A. Rhodes. Voinovich was elected mayor of the city of Cleveland in 1979 and served for ten years, restructuring the city's finances, promoting neighborhood revitalization, and supporting development of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, among other achievements. The National Civic League awarded the city of Cleveland the "All American City Award" three times during Voinovich's tenure. He was elected Governor of Ohio in 1990. From 1999-2011, he represented Ohio in the United States Senate. The collection consists of the mayor's office files transferred in 1989 to the Western Reserve Historical Society as an agent of the Ohio State Archives under the Ohio Public Records Law. These include correspondence, memoranda, reports, meeting minutes and agendas, publications, speeches, invitations, regrets, press releases, photographs, and videotapes, with newspaper clippings comprising more than half the volume of the collection.
MS 5048
closed stacks
The records are in English