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Accession Number 2009.001
Catalog Number 2009.001.017
Object Name Program
Title Thank You, Senator Finan
October 16, 2013
Description Program from a ceremony for Senator Richard Finan held in the Ohio Statehouse Atrium on the evening of October 16, 2013. The program reads: "A ceremony in honor of / Senator Finan's 40 years of / public service to the State of Ohio. / Senator Richard H. Finan, / former President of the Ohio Senate, / guided the renovation of the / Ohio Statehouse and grounds / from 1989-1996. As Chairman of the / Capitol Square Review and Advisory / Board from 1989-2013 / his vision and leadership formed / Capitol Square into what it is today.

Ohio House of Representatives
1973-1978

Ohio Senate
1978-2002

Ohio Senate President
1997-2002

Chairman of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board
1989-2013

Speakers included: William E. Carleton, Executive Director of CSRAB; Senator Tom Niehaus, former Senate President; Governor John Kasich; Senate President Keith Faber; Speaker of the Ohio House, William Batchelder; Robert D. Loversidge, Jr., CEO of Schooley Caldwell Associates; William Lhota, former chairman of the Capitol Square Foundation; former Speaker of the Ohio House, Jo Ann Davidson; and Charles Moses, Chair of Capitol Square Foundation.

Date October 16, 2013
Artist Capitol Square Review & Advisory Board
Dimensions H-8.5 W-11 inches
Notes Richard Finan served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 1973 to 1978.

In 1978, Senator Michael Maloney left the Ohio Senate to become Hamilton County Administrator. As a result, his Senate seat became open, and Richard "Dick" Finan was appointed by Senate Republicans to succeed him. He ran for election to a full term that November and won. He was reelected in 1982, and went on to serve as Chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee. He was reelected again in 1986. In 1990, Finan was thought to be aiming for a run for Ohio Governor. However, he remained in the Senate and won a fifth term in the fall election of that year. By this time, he was serving as President pro tempore of the Senate.

When Ohio Senate President Stanley Aronoff decided not to seek reelection in 1996, Finan was nominated to replace him. With term limits now in effect in Ohio, Finan was only eligible for one final term, and won in 1998. After twenty four years in office, Finan left the Senate in 2002.


People Batchelder, William, 1942-
Carleton, William E.
Davidson, Jo Ann, 1927-
Faber, Keith, 1966-
Finan, Richard H., 1934-
Hobson, David, 1936-
Kasich, John, 1952-
Lhota, William
Loversidge, Robert D, Jr.,
Moses, Charles
Niehaus, Thomas, 1951-
Material Paper/Ink
Provenance Former Ohio Senate President and former Chairman of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board, Richard H. Finan, donated a collection of political memorabilia to the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board in 2009.

The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board took over the care of the Statehouse and its collections in 1988.
Subjects Program brochure
Collection Richard H. Finan Collection