In 1954, Dave Hobson graduated from Withrow High School. Then he studied until 1958 at the Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware. This was followed up in 1963 to study law at Ohio State University. Between 1958 and 1963 he was also a member of the Air Corps of the National Guard of Ohio. Politically, he joined the Republican Party. Between 1982 and 1990 he sat in the Senate of Ohio; Since 1988, he was its president.
In the congressional elections of 1990, Hobson was in the seventh election district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Mike DeWine on 3 January 1991. After eight re- election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 2009 nine legislative sessions. In this time the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001, the Iraq war and the military mission in Afghanistan fell. Hobson was last a member of the Appropriations Committee and in two of its subcommittees. In 2006 he made headlines because he had accepted invitations to various food on two missions to France, each larger than the value of 50 dollars, the legal limit for gift assumptions. On October 14, 2007, he announced to want to miss in 2008 to another Congress candidate.
Today is Dave Hobson president of the company Vorys Advisors LLC, a subsidiary of the law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease.