Bob Shamansky

Robert Norton "Bob" Shamansky ( born April 18, 1927 in Columbus, Ohio; † August 11, 2011 in Bexley, Ohio ) was an American politician. He was a representative of the Democratic Party from 1981 to 1983 for one term MP in the House of Representatives of the United States.


Shamansky was born in 1927 in Columbus. In 1947 he graduated from the Ohio State University and 1950 Harvard Law School. Then he got his license to practice law. From 1950 to 1952 he was also an employee in the Counter Intelligence Corps of the U.S. Army.

Shamansky first time in 1966 was a candidate for a seat in Repräsentenhaus of the United States, but the election lost to the Republican incumbent Samuel L. Devine. 14 years later, in 1980, Shamansky Devine challenged again and this time won the election. He was the first Democrat since 1939, who represented this district. In the 97th Congress he was a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Science and Technology Committee.

After a re-division of Shamanskys constituency in 1982, when his district, a large part of the republican dominated 17th District was awarded, he lost the next election and his seat in Repräsentenhaus. His successor was the later Governor of Ohio, John Kasich. In 2006 he ran again for the seat, but lost this election against Pat Tiberi.

In August 2011 Shamansky died at the age of 84 years.

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