John J. Gilligan | Ex-Ohio governor, 92
Mr. Gilligan's death was confirmed by his caregiver, Frank Kennedy, who did not provide a cause of death.
Mr. Gilligan's daughter Kathleen Sebelius, a former Kansas governor, in 2009 became health and human services secretary under President Obama.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich ordered flags lowered to half-staff until the day of Mr. Gilligan's funeral. Kasich, a Republican, said he was saddened to hear of Mr. Gilligan's death.
Mr. Gilligan, a teacher, became the state's 62d governor in 1970, a year in which Republicans suffered from a loan scandal in the state treasurer's office.
He inherited a school funding problem in which 24 districts had closed for lack of operating money and more were expected to follow suit.
Mr. Gilligan persuaded legislators to enact the state's first corporate and personal income tax in 1971 to raise money for dealing with those and other government priorities.
During the tax battle, he closed state parks to save money. The move may have turned up heat on legislators, but it also caused a public uproar. - AP