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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:55 PM

George Voinovich, former Republican senator and Ohio governor, dies at 79


The former US senator George Voinovich, a two-term Ohio governor who preached frugality in his personal and public life and occasionally bucked the Republican establishment, died Sunday. He was 79.

Voinovich, considered a moderate who opposed the size of George W Bushs tax cuts and later questioned the presidents war strategy in Iraq, died peacefully in his sleep, his wife, Janet, confirmed. His death came as a surprise to friends. The Republican had delivered public remarks Friday at a 25th Slovenian Independence Day event at Cleveland City Hall. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention coming to Cleveland next month.

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