Tom Van Meter

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Tom Van Meter
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 19th district
In office
January 3, 1973-December 31, 1982
Preceded by Kenneth F. Berry
Succeeded by Lowell Steinbrenner
Member of the OhioHouseofRepresentatives
from the 76th district
In office
January 3, 1985-December 31, 1986
Preceded by Harry Turner
Succeeded by Eugene Byers
Personal details
Born(1943-04-22)April 22, 1943
Ashland, Ohio
Died March 7, 1992(1992-03-07) (aged 48)
Cleveland, Ohio
Political party Republican

Thomas A. Van Meter (April 22, 1943 – March 7, 1992) was a member of the Ohio General Assembly. He served in the Ohio Senate from 1973 to 1982, representing the 19th District. He also ran for the Republican nomination for governor in 1978, eventually losing to former Ohio Governor Jim Rhodes. He eventually returned to the General Assembly, serving in the Ohio House of Representatives for one term. He ran for the Republican nomination in 1982, finishing 3rd to Bud Brown. [1]

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