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Paul E. Gillmor (R)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 2/1/1939 (Tiffin, OH)
Race: White
Religion: Protestant
Residence: Old Fort, OH
Education: BS in Political Science and History from Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH; JD in Law from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Occupation: Attorney
Office Type: U.S. House -- Ohio District 5 

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Paul Gillmor was born in 1939 in Tiffin, Ohio. He lists his boyhood home of Old Fort, Ohio, as his permanent residence but also maintains homes in suburban Columbus and Port Clinton. Gillmor majored in political science and history, graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1961 and the University of Michigan Law School in 1964. He served in the Air Force, 1965-66.

Gillmor served in the Ohio Senate, 1967-1988. He was Senate president, 1981-83 and 1985-88. Gillmor was first elected to the U.S. House in 1988.

Gillmor and his wife, Karen, a former state senator, have five children.

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Paul Gillmor was elected to the U.S. House in 1988, defeating Democrat Thomas J. Murray with 61 percent of the vote. He was re-elected in 1990 with 73 percent of the vote, defeating Democrat P. Scott Mange. He was unopposed in 1992.

He was re-elected in 1994 with 73 percent, defeating Democrat Jarrod Tudor. He was re-elected in 1996 with 61 percent of the vote against Democrat Annie Saunders. Gillmor was re-elected in 1998, defeating Democrat Susan Darrow with 67 percent of the vote. In 2000, he was re-elected with 70 percent of the vote, defeating Dannie Edmon.

Gillmor won an eighth term in 2002 with 67 percent of the vote over Democrat Roger Anderson. Gillmor had no opposition in Ohio's March 2, 2004, primary election for the 5th District. He lost a 1986 race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. He served in the Ohio Senate, 1967-88.

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