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Barry Levey

Born: Aug 7, 1930

Death: Feb 5, 2004

Birthplace: Ohio

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Barry Levey

Date of Birth : Aug 7, 1930
Date of Death : Feb 5, 2004
Birth Place : Ohio

Barry Levey was a Republican politician and a former member of the Ohio General Assembly. Levey initially was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 1962, representing the entirety of Butler County as an at-large district. He went on to win reelection in 1964. By 1966, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 had required state legislatures to have specific districts, and Levey won a seat to represent the new 39th House District. He was reelected to the seat in 1968. In 1970, Levey opted to not run for reelection to another term. In 1970, Levey, along with Buz Lukens, was mentioned as a potential successor to Walter E. Powell in the Ohio Senate. However, the seat ultimately went to Lukens. He went on to serve as a trustee for Miami University, and work in private practice as an attorney. Levey opted to run for Ohio Attorney General in 1986, but lost to incumbent Democrat Anthony Celebrezze. However, following his defeat, Levey was chosen by Ohio Senate Republicans to succeed Buz Lukens, who had been elected to Congress. He was reelected in 1988, and again in 1992. In 1995, Levey resigned from the Senate, after serving for over eight years. He was succeeded by Scott Nein.


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