John J. Gilligan en Gilligan was a politician like no other <p>John J. “Jack” Gilligan, the former Ohio governor who passed away Monday at age 92, was many things in his long life.</p><p>An unabashed, unapologetic liberal, seemingly oblivious to whether or not it cost or gained him votes.</p><p>A war hero, earning the Silver Star while serving on board a destroyer during the battle of Okinawa.</p><p>A young man who came home from the war, worked in the family funeral business, and went on to teach literature at Xavier University before launching his career in politics. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:32:44 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 16624 at Gilligan was a politician like no other