CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Memorial services have been scheduled in Cincinnati for former Ohio Gov. John J. Gilligan, with a public program also planned next week at the Ohio Statehouse.
The 92-year-old longtime officeholder, who was also a congressman, city councilman and school board member, died at home Monday. A World War II Navy veteran and teacher, Gilligan was elected governor as a Democrat in 1970. He was defeated in 1974, after creating the state income tax.
His family plans a 10:30 a.m. mass on Wednesday at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, with a visitation with his family planned from 2:30-4:30 p.m.at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in downtown Cincinnati.
A program honoring his life and career is planned Sept. 5 at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, starting at 10:30 a.m.