Democrat who began serving in 2007 as a United States Senator from Ohio. He also served as Chairman of the U.S. Senate's Agriculture Subcommittee on Hunger, Nutrition, and Family Farms.
He attended Yale University and later taught at Ohio State University.
He earned his Eagle Scout badge in 1967.
His marriage to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Connie Schultz produced four children: Emily, Elizabeth, Caitlin, and Andy.
He and former U.S. President George W. Bush were members of the same residential college during their years at Yale University.