Dick Celeste

American politician

Richard Frank "Dick" Celeste (born November 11, 1937) is an American politician from Ohio. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He served as the 64th Governor of Ohio from 1983 to 1991.[1]

Dick Celeste
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United States Ambassador to India
In office
November 28, 1997 – April 25, 2001
PresidentBill Clinton
George W. Bush
Preceded byFrank G. Wisner
Succeeded byRobert Blackwill
64th Governor of Ohio
In office
January 10, 1983 – January 14, 1991
LieutenantMyrl Shoemaker
Paul Leonard
Preceded byJim Rhodes
Succeeded byGeorge Voinovich
Director of the Peace Corps
In office
April 27, 1979 – January 20, 1981
PresidentJimmy Carter
Preceded byCarolyn R. Payton
Succeeded byLoret Ruppe
55th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
In office
January 13, 1975 – January 8, 1979
GovernorJim Rhodes
Preceded byJohn Brown
Succeeded byGeorge Voinovich
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 5th district
In office
January 3, 1971 – December 31, 1974
Preceded byMark C. Schinnerer
Succeeded byFrancine Panehal
Personal details
Richard Frank Celeste

(1937-11-11) November 11, 1937 (age 84)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Dagmar Braun
Jacqueline Lundquist
EducationYale University (BA)
Exeter College, Oxford


  1. Peterson, Iver; Times, Special To the New York (9 June 1982). "Rep. Brown and Celeste Win Ohio Nominations" – via NYTimes.com.

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