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Retired congressman’s papers donated to Ohio State
KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer
Ohio State University President Michael Drake recently announced the donation of the official papers of alumnus and retired congressman Pat Tiberi to the university.
The Republican lawmaker who represented Ohio's 12th District in the U.S. House of Representatives for 17 years retired in January.
"I am grateful to former Congressman Pat Tiberi for donating these important documents to The Ohio State University," Drake said in a prepared statement. "This collection details his impact on Ohio, the nation and our broader world - all while providing valuable insights into our country's leadership and the institutions they represent.
"I am certain our students, faculty and other scholars will benefit from this generous contribution for years to come."
While a student at Ohio State, Tiberi was a member of the renowned Ohio State Marching Band. He studied journalism, earning a bachelor's degree in 1985.
He served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 1993 to 2000 when he was first elected to Congress. Serving on the House Ways and Means Committee and chaired the Joint Economic Committee, the lawmaker's legislative focus centered on tax reform, economic policy, trade agreements and health care, according to a press release.
Ohio State's John Glenn College of Public Affairs awarded Tiberi the 2015 Excellence in Public Service Award in recognition of his legislative accomplishments and contributions to public service in Ohio and the nation.
Tiberi currently serves as president and CEO of the Ohio Business Roundtable.
The university plans to include Tiberi's papers in the Ohio Congressional Archives administered by the Ohio State University Libraries. The archive seeks to obtain and make available to researchers the official papers of members of the state's delegation to Congress.
The Tiberi collection will be open to students, faculty and the general public for research in 2023, after the papers are sorted and arranged.
Date Published: August 21, 2018