A Momentarily Candid Governor Dead
Former Ohio Democratic Governor John J. Gilligan has died at the age of 92. According to the Associated Press obituary he persuaded legislators to impose Ohio's first corporate and personal income tax in 1971. Later he was at the Ohio State Fair. A reporter asked him if he would shear a sheep. Gilligan's reply "I shear taxpayers, not sheep." Gilligan lost the 1974 election to former Republican Governor James A. Rhodes.