Bill Gradison

Willis David "Bill" Gradison ( born December 28, 1928 in Cincinnati, Ohio ) is an American politician of the Republican Party. Between 1975 and 1993 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 1st and 2nd Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Bill Gradison was born in Cincinnati. In 1949 he graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts. At Harvard University, he received his Master of Business Administration in 1951. His doctorate, he finished in 1954 also at Harvard University. He then worked as an investment banker. From 1953 to 1955 he was assistant to the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury. Assistant to the U.S. health minister he worked from 1955 until 1957. Subsequently, he worked as a lawyer. From 1961 to 1974 he was a member of the City Council of Cincinnati. In 1971 he was mayor of Cincinnati.

In the congressional elections in 1974, he was elected as representative of the 1st district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives. Based on the results of the Census of 1980 he exchanged with his predecessor Tom hatches, the representative of the 2nd Distritkts the district. Until 1993 he represented the 2nd District from now on. He stepped back from its 1993 mandate, Rob Portman became his successor.