Ted Strickland - Updated Feb 2024

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Ted Strickland

Ted Strickland is a former politician from the United States. Ted Strickland served as the governor of Ohio from 2007 to 2011 and was nominated by President Barack Obama to be an alternative representative for the United Nations.

Early Life

Ted Strickland was born on the 4th of August, 1941, in Lucasville, Ohio, the United States. As of 2023, he is 82 years old and has a birth sign of Leo. His birth name is Theodore Strickland and holds US nationality. Moreover, he has his belief in Christianity religion and his ethical background is unknown.

He was born to his parents Carrie (Carver) Strickland (mother) and Charles Orville Strickland (father). Meanwhile, he was one of the nine children of his parents while his parent’s names are unknown.

Ted Strickland – Education

He went to Northwest High School and graduated in 1959. He went on to become his family’s first college student. Strickland graduated from Asbury College in 1963 with a Bachelor of Arts in history and a minor in psychology.

In 1966, he earned a Master of Arts in guidance counselling from the University of Kentucky, and in 1967, he earned a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Asbury Theological Seminary. In 1980, he returned to the University of Kentucky to complete his Ph.D.

Professional Career

Initially, Ted Strickland served as an ordained United Methodist minister, a psychologist, and a college professor. Additionally, he worked as an administrator at a Methodist children’s home, as an assistant professor of psychology at Shawnee State University, and as a consulting psychologist at the maximum-security Southern Ohio Correctional Facility.

Political Career

Strickland was elected to Congress in 1992 and has represented twenty Ohio counties ranging from the Cincinnati suburbs to the Youngstown suburbs. Moreover, he was narrowly defeated for reelection in 1994, only to be re-elected in 1996 and to each subsequent congress before running successfully for governor in 2006.

Additionally, he established an impressive record on behalf of the people of Ohio during his six terms in Congress. He was instrumental in ensuring that America kept its promises to our veterans and in bringing millions of dollars in investments for roads, technology, economic development, and health initiatives home.

Furthermore, he was a key contributor to the creation of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, a federal initiative that provides health insurance to millions of children across the country.

Elected Ohio’s 68th governor

Caption: Strickland speaks Sept. 4 at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. (Source: Politico)

Strickland was sworn in as the 68th governor of Ohio on January 8, 2007. As governor, he guided a steady course guided by his conviction that nothing wrong with Ohio cannot be fixed by what is right with Ohio.

During his tenure as governor, Strickland focused on various policy issues, including healthcare, education, economic development, infrastructure, tobacco control, veterans’ services, and social services. From 2007 to 2011, he served as the 68th governor of Ohio. In the 2010 gubernatorial election, he was narrowly defeated by former U.S. Representative John Kasich.

Post Career

Strickland was named president of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, a progressive public policy research and advocacy organization, in April 2014.

Moreover, he left that position in February 2015, and on February 25, 2015, he announced his intention to run for US Senate against incumbent Rob Portman. However, he was defeated by a score of 20 points. Additionally, he is the last Democrat to serve as Governor of Ohio in 2023.

Net Worth 2023

Through his political career, he has made a good living and lives a comfortable retired lifestyle. As of 2023, his net worth is estimated at around $8 million he has managed to earn such a sum of money through his political career.

Relationship Status

In 1987, Ted Strickland married Frances Smith. His wife is an educational psychologist by profession. Despite this, details related to his children, and their relationship are still under review.

Meanwhile, Strickland has never involved ant any major controversy or scandals. Moreover, he has managed to keep his profile low and maintain a good image.

Body Measurements

Caption: Ted Strickland, right, the 68th Governor of Ohio, answered questions from Harvard Chan student Ali Greatsinger, left, on February 6, 2018, as part of the Voices in Leadership series (Source: Voices in Leadership – Medium)

This former American politician stands 5 feet 10 inches tall (1.78 m) and weighs an average. Meanwhile, he has light brown hair with a pair of green eyes colour. Meanwhile, his other body measurements are under review.

Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@Ted_Strickland’ there are over 14.3k followers. Likewise, there are over 43k followers on his Facebook page and he is not present on Instagram.