Myrl Shoemaker in 1981
|57th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio|
January 10, 1983 - July 30, 1985
|Paul R. Leonard|
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives|
from the 88th district
January 3, 1967-December 31, 1982
|Born||April 14, 1913|
|Died||July 30, 1985 (aged 72)|
Shoemaker served for 24 years in the Ohio House of Representatives before being elected lieutenant governor in 1982 as running mate of Dick Celeste. Celeste's choice of Shoemaker for Lieutenant Governor was pivotal for him to receive downstate support in the election to offset the political support of his opponent, U.S. Rep. Clarence J. "Bud" Brown Jr. Wags claimed that if elected, Celeste would be the Governor above Interstate 70 and Shoemaker would be the Governor below Interstate 70, the highway that bisects Ohio.
Shoemaker died of cancer in 1985 while serving as lieutenant governor.
The Convocation center on the campus of the University of Cincinnati bears his name. The main arena has been sponsored by Fifth Third Bank since 2005, and is legally named "Fifth Third Arena at Shoemaker Center".
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Paul R. Leonard
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