PEASE, Donald James, a Representative from Ohio; born in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, September 26,
1931; B.S., Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 1953; M.A., Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. 1955;
Fulbright scholar, Kings College, University of Durham, England, 1954-1955; United States Army,
1955-1957; journalist; member, Oberlin City Council, Ohio, 1962-1965; member of the Ohio state
senate, 1965-1967 and 1975-1977; member of the Ohio state house of representatives, 1969-1975;
elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fifth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3,
1977-January 3, 1993); was not a candidate for renominatin to the One Hundred Third Congress in
1992; board of directors, Amtrak, 1993-1998; died on July 28, 2002, in Oberlin, Ohio.