Donald J. Pease

James Donald "Don" Pease ( born September 26, 1931 in Toledo, Ohio; † July 28, 2002 in Oberlin, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1977 and 1993 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Don Pease studied until 1953 at Ohio University in Athens. In 1954 and 1955 he continued his education at King's College, part of the University of Durham in England, continued. Between 1955 and 1957 he served in the U.S. Army. He then worked as a journalist. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. From 1962 to 1965 he sat on the city council of Oberlin; 1965-1967, and again in the years 1975 to 1977 he was a member of the Senate of Ohio. In between, he was from 1969 to 1975 deputy in the State House of Representatives.

In the congressional elections of 1976, Pease was in the 13th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Republican Charles Adams Mosher on January 3, 1977. After seven elections he could pass in Congress until January 3, 1993 eight legislatures. He stood up for human rights around the world, reaching in 1979 the adoption of a trade embargo against the government of Uganda, which was then ruled by the dictator Idi Amin. The embargo was a few months later, much to the collapse amine. He advocated for the rights of workers. In 1992 he gave up another candidacy.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Don Pease was a visiting professor of politics at Oberlin College. For five years he worked as a director on the board of Amtrak. He died on July 28, 2002 in Oberlin. He was married to Jeanne Camille Wendt, me whom he had a daughter born in 1964.