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Donald Edgar LUKENS

(1931-2010)

LUKENS, Donald Edgar, a Representative from Ohio; born in Harveysburg, Warren County, Ohio, February 11, 1931; attended grade school in Harveysburg and graduated from Waynesville, Ohio, high school; graduated from Ohio State University in 1954; joined United States Air Force in 1954, attained rank of captain, and served six and one-half years on active duty; member of United States Air Force Reserve; minority counsel, House Rules Committee, 1961; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and Ninety-first Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1971); was not a candidate for reelection in 1970 but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination as Governor of Ohio; member, Ohio State senate, 1971-1986; elected to the One Hundredth and One Hundred First Congresses and served from January 3, 1987, until his resignation on October 24, 1990; died in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., May 22, 2010.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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