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Frank Lausche
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Birth Date:November 14, 1895
Astrology Sign:Scorpio
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Died Date:April 21, 1990

Occupation:US Politician

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Frank Lausche

Biography:Frank Lausche (November 14, 1895-April 21, 1990) was a Democratic politician from Ohio. He served as the 47th mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, as the 55th and 57th Governor of Ohio, and as a United States Senator from Ohio for two terms (1957-1969). He is considered by some to be Cleveland's Anton Cermak.

Lausche was born in Cleveland. His family originates from Slovenia. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War I, he returned to law school, graduating from the John Marshall School of Law in 1920. Lausche served as Municipal Court judge from 1932-1937 and Common Pleas Court judge from 1937-1941, before winning election as Mayor of Cleveland in 1941. He served until 1944, when he first won election as Governor of Ohio, becoming the state's first Catholic governor. Lausche served as governor from 1945-1947, when he lost to Thomas J. Herbert. Lausche defeated Herbert in a 1948 rematch, however, serving from 1949-1957. Lausche resigned in early 1957, having won election to the United States Senate in 1956.

In his first term, with the Senate almost evenly split, Lausche gave Senate Democratic leader Lyndon B. Johnson a scare by hinting that he might vote for Republican William F. Knowland for Senate Majority Leader, although he ultimately did not. Throughout his career, Lausche displayed a bipartisan approach to politics, being known by some as a "Democrat with a small 'd'", but his approach to ethnic Democratic politics paved the way for followers such as Ralph S. Locher, who became Mayor of Cleveland and later an Associate Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, and Bronis Klementowicz, a leader of Cleveland City Council and law director. Lausche's independence also earned him, among some, the derisive moniker, "Frank the Fence." Some nicknames attributed to him were derisive and even scatological. Among them included "Frank J. Lousy" and "Frank J. Laus--t." Lausche was re-elected to the Senate in 1962, but lost his bid for renomination in 1968, due to his loss of labor union support. He was defeated in the Democratic primary by John J. Gilligan, who went on to lose the general election to William B. Saxbe.

Lausche was a very popular, plain-spoken, big-city politician of the old school. He was credited with building a coalition of ethnic voters in Cleveland known as the "cosmopolitan Democrats." There is some evidence that Republican presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952, considered asking Lausche to become their running mate.

The State of Ohio's office building in Cleveland, Ohio is named after Lausche. In 2005, James E. Odenkirk authored the book, Frank J. Lausche: Ohio's Great Political Maverick, an in-depth look at Lausche's political career.

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Election Results, Ohio Governor Election Results, Ohio Governor (Democratic Primaries)

Preceded by: Edward J. Blythin Mayor of Cleveland 1942-1945 Succeeded by: Thomas A. Burke Preceded by: John W. Bricker Governor of Ohio 1945-1947 Succeeded by: Thomas J. Herbert Preceded by: Thomas J. Herbert Governor of Ohio 1949-1957 Succeeded by: John William Brown Preceded by: George H. Bender United States Senator (Class 3) from Ohio 1957-1969 Succeeded by: William B. Saxbe Governors of Ohio Tiffin • Kirker • Huntington • Meigs • Looker • Worthington • E. Brown • Trimble • Morrow • Trimble • McArthur • Lucas • Vance • Shannon • Corwin • Shannon • T. Bartley • M. Bartley • Bebb • Ford • Wood • Medill • Chase • Dennison • Tod • Brough • Anderson •

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Frank Lausche's Personality Tarot Card The Hanged Man - Personality Card

Birthday: November 14, 1895

A sacrifice must be made in order to gain something of great value.

Frank Lausche's Character Tarot Card The Empress - Character Card

Birthday: November 14, 1895

Abundance, fruitfulness and fertility; perhaps marriage or children.

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Frank Lausche's Growth Tarot Card Strength

Birthday: November 14, 2017

A time for self-awareness involving courage, strength, and determination.




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