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Bob Taft is currently a Distinguished Research Associate with the University of Dayton, lecturing in a number of different classes, teaching a political science course on the U.S. Congress and working with the School of Education on special projects.

His first job in government was with the Bureau of the Budget in the State of Illinois. He has served as an elected official in Ohio for 30 years, as a member of the state legislature, a county commissioner, Ohio Secretary of State and, most recently, as Governor of Ohio. In his role as Governor, he focused on improving schools, reforming Ohio's tax system, attracting advanced, high paying jobs and helping communities clean up polluted properties and provide better recreational opportunities for their citizens.

He received his master’s degree in government from Princeton University and his law degree from the University of Cincinnati.



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