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Ohio Senate Honors Remarkable Service and Life of Senator Ted Gray

March 7, 2024
Matt Huffman News

COLUMBUS—The Ohio Senate honors the legacy of Ohio's longest serving member, Senator Ted Gray, who passed away Tuesday.

Senator Gray served 43 years in the Upper Chamber, a legacy that began in 1951 and ended in 1994. He served as Majority Floor Leader in 1962, and later became President Pro Tempore. He also chaired the Senate Finance Committee in the early 1990's.

Many of his former colleagues honored him at the Senate's Reunion at the Ohio Statehouse in 2022. "It was an honor to meet Senator Gray at the reunion," said President Huffman. "He was a statesman, an honorable public servant who loved the Senate and his time crafting policy for the people of Ohio.

Watch some moments from the Senate Reunion featuring Senator Gray.

A native of Piqua, Ohio, Senator Gray went onto serve Union, Champaign, Delaware, Franklin and Clark counties over his five decades in the Senate.

"On behalf of all 33 members of the Ohio Senate, we mourn his loss, and honor his memory," said President Huffman.