Portrait of Governor Frank J. Lausche, ca. 1945-1957. Lausche served three, two year terms and one four year term as Governor from 1945-1947 and then from 1949 to 1957.
Frank John Lausche was Ohio's only five-term governor.
Lausche was born on November 14, 1895, in Cleveland, Ohio. After a brief stint as a minor-league baseball player, he enlisted in the United States Army during World War I. He attained the rank of second lieutenant. With the war