Dave Hobson (born October 17, 1936) is an American politician of the Republican Party who serves as a U.S. representative from the seventh congressional district of Ohio, based in Springfield.
Hobson was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated from Withrow High School in Cincinnati in 1954. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University (Delaware, Ohio) in 1958 and a law degree from Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio) in 1963.
He served in the Ohio Air National Guard from 1958 to 1963.
Hobson served as an Ohio state senator from 1982 to 1990, serving as President of the Ohio Senate from 1988 to 1990.
In 1990, after R. Michael DeWine left his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives to become Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, Hobson was elected to replace him. Hobson began serving in the House in 1991 (102nd Congress). Hobson is the assistant majority whip. Hobson is a member of the moderate Republican Main Street Partnership and supports Stem-Cell Research.