Ohio Smokers' Rights Election Archive

In 2005, the American Cancer Society formed Smoke Free Ohio, a campaign to impose a statewide smoking ban through a ballot initiative, Issue 5. It supposedly passed in the 2006 election, which was notorious for voting machine tampering. Their purported opponent, Smoke Less Ohio, which was headed by RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company, sponsored Issue 4 - a ban on smoking in 90% of enclosed public places! - and they were misrepresented to the public as "smoking ban opponents!" To minimize smoking restrictions, it would have been best to vote against BOTH issue 4 and issue 5!

Cuyahoga County Ballot / League of Women Voters of Ohio

The truth is that "Big Tobacco" has purposely sold smokers out every step of the way because they were taken over by the anti-smokers long ago, meaning starting with the old American Tobacco trust. Just look at the board of directors of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco - it's full of anti-smokers with ties to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The conspirators were rich anti-smokers with ties to Skull & Bones who bought all the companies and walked in the front door. They couldn't just shut down the factories because someone else would take over the business. So, they took over the health establishment and used it manufacture corrupt pseudo-science based on lifetyle questionnaires, in order to falsely blame tobacco for diseases caused by infection. Then, they engineered all the lawsuits in order to "poison the waters" so that others wouldn't dare go into the business. And ultimatelty, the conspirators intend to outlaw tobacco altogether, all on the foundation of lies, deceit and fraud.

What they did in Ohio is a a classic example of the Hegelian trick of false alternatives. Smoke Less Ohio followed the tobacco industry's anti-smoker-approved script to throw the fight to the anti-smokers by allowing them to frame the issue as "freedom versus public health" instead of "anti-smoker scientific fraud," and suckered business owners with a phony pretense of concern the whole time they were selling them out. This has been the strategy for anti-smoker victory everywhere, because they know that if they convince the public that secondhand smoke is dangerous, they can sucessfully ram their smoking bans down the peoples' throats. They have the precedents of various earlier interventions in the name of "public health" to protect them from any Constitutional challenge.

And the suckers who fell for their scam were run over and left in the ditch, bleating impotently. Now some of them are trying to dupe everyone in the country into signing a nationwide petition for a Congressional hearing. These people are completely incompetent. They still refuse to question the anti-smokers' health lies, and insist on framing the issue as "freedom versus public health." Even if they got their hearing, it could only serve as a pretext for the anti-smokers to patronizingly reiterate their lies and reject these losers demands.

About Us / Opponents of Ohio Bans

SmokeFree Ohio's Filthy Psychopathic Lies

"Toxic Chemicals: As much as 468,000 tons of tobacco are burned indoors each year. Secondhand smoke is the only source of air-borne nicotine and contains more than 4,000 chemical compounds; more than 40 are known to cause cancer.1 Secondhand smoke includes such notorious chemicals as formaldehyde, cyanide, arsenic, carbon monoxide, methane, benzene, and radioactive polonium-210.2 Levels of carcinogens increase in nonsmokers when they visit a public setting where smoking is allowed." (The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke. SmokeFree Ohio. Accessed Jan. 18, 2008.)

Official OSHA Policy on Secondhand Smoke: "Because the organic material in tobacco doesn't burn completely, cigarette smoke contains more than 4,700 chemical compounds. Although OSHA has no regulation that addresses tobacco smoke as a whole, 29 CFR 1910.1000 Air contaminants, limits employee exposure to several of the main chemical components found in tobacco smoke. In normal situations, exposures would not exceed these permissible exposure limits (PELs), and, as a matter of prosecutorial discretion, OSHA will not apply the General Duty Clause to ETS." (02/24/2003 - Reiteration of Existing OSHA Policy on Indoor Air Quality: Office Temperature/Humidity and Environmental Tobacco Smoke. Standard Number: 1910.1000.)

Reiteration of Existing OSHA Policy on Indoor Air Quality / OSHA

"No Safe Exposure: The U.S. EPA classifies secondhand smoke as a Group A carcinogen—a substance known to cause cancer in humans—the same category as radon and asbestos. There is no safe level of exposure for Group A toxins." (The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke. SmokeFree Ohio. Accessed Jan. 18, 2008.)

The so-called "EPA" report on passive smoking wasn't even written by real EPA scientists, who were against calling secondhand smoke a human carcinogen. But they were simply ignored, and the key chapters were ghost-written by corrupt anti-smoking activists, who used illegal pass-through contracts to conceal their identities. And on the board of directors of the corrupt EPA contracting firm that handled the pass-throughs sat Fred Malek, who was the 1992 campaign director for President George H.W. Bush, Skull & Bones 1948 - during whose administration this report was released. And the media have deliberately covered up this outrageous official wrongdoing in order to shove THEIR anti-smoking political agenda down the public's throat.

The EPA's ETS Lies

"Heart Disease: Exposure to secondhand smoke is consistently associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease. The Center for Disease Control recommends that all patients with heart disease and or at an increased risk of heart disease should avoid all indoor environments that permit smoking. The American Heart Association confirms that secondhand smoke increases your risk of death due to heart disease including coronary attacks, heart failure and fatal arrhythmias." (The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke. SmokeFree Ohio. Accessed Jan. 18, 2008.)

The decline in heart disease death rates since 1970 has been as large among smokers as among non-smokers.(Temporal trends in coronary heart disease mortality and sudden cardiac death from 1950 to 1999: the Framingham Heart Study. CS Fox, JC Evans, MG Larson, WB Kannel, D Levy. Circulation 2004 Aug 3;110(5):522-527). "Nonsudden CHD death decreased by 64% (95% CI 50% to 74%, Ptrend<0.001), and SCD rates decreased by 49% (95% CI 28% to 64%, Ptrend<0.001). These trends were seen in men and women, in subjects with and without a prior history of CHD, and in smokers and nonsmokers." The decline in cigarette smoking has been much greater in middle-aged men than in middle-aged women, which is not at all in accord with the equivalence in the decline in mortality for the sexes.

Fox / Circulation 2004 full article

For socioeconomic reasons, smokers and passive smokers are more likely to have been exposed to infectious causes of heart disease, such as cytomegalovirus. The anti-smokers' studies deliberately ignore the role of infection, in order to falsely blame active smoking and secondhand smoke for the excess. This is the reason that the pretended effects of secondhand smoke are so similar to the pretended effects of active smoking.

CMV and Other Infections Cause Heart Disease

"Lung Cancer: Secondhand smoke is responsible for at least 3,000 lung cancer deaths of nonsmokers yearly, 30 times more lung cancer deaths than all other regulated air pollutants combined.10 Of the 3,000, 800 are from exposure to secondhand smoke at home, and 2,200 from exposure at work and other public places.11 A nonsmoker who lives with a smoker has a 21 percent higher risk of developing lung cancer over their adult lifetime. But if the nonsmoker lived with a smoking parent as a child, the nonsmoker’s risk jumps 63 percent above that of someone who has always lived in a smoke-free home." (The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke. SmokeFree Ohio. Accessed Jan. 18, 2008.)

All of the anti-smokers' studies on passive smoking and lung cancer are based on scientific fraud. There are more than 50 studies which implicate HPV as a cause ten times more lung cancers than their charlatans pretend are caused by passive smoking. Smokers and passive smokers are more likely to have been exposed to HPV, so all the anti-smokers have to do to falsely blame tobacco is to ignore HPV in their studies. And this is exactly what they have done to concoct phony passive smoking risks.

HPV Causes Lung Cancer

And here are the anti-smokers' worthless junk studies. They are all based on nothing but lifestyle questionnaires.

The Conspiracy of Silence About HPV and Lung Cancer

"Asthma: Secondhand smoke worsens asthma symptoms, especially in children." (The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke. SmokeFree Ohio. Accessed Jan. 18, 2008.)

The EPA's Sorry Status Report on Children and Asthma: "America's Children and the Environment. Measures of Contaminants, Body Burdens, and Illnesses," Second Edition, US EPA, Feb. 2003. EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman boasts that "This report marks the progress we have made as a nation to reduce environmental risks faced by childen," including "Reducing emissions of diesel pollutants from trucks and buses, which will help prevent hundreds of thousands of asthma attacks in children each year" and "Implementing the Smoke-Free Home Pledge campaign, designed to protect millions of children from the risks of tobacco smoke at home." But you have to go all the way down to pdf page 73 to learn that "Between 1980 and 1995, the percentage of children with asthma doubled, from 3.6 percent in 1980 to 7.5 percent in 1995." [And death rates from asthma during this period nearly tripled. The death rates are a more solid indicator than diagnoses of asthma because, unlike doctor visits, death is not optional.] The graph on pdf page 65 boasts of declines in cotinine levels during this same period.

Not even the author of the EPA ETS report chapters on asthma, Dr. Fernando Martinez of the University of Arizona, believes in the garbage that he wrote any more. Quote: "Like most people, I assumed tobacco smoke and pollution were the problem -- this was the politically correct way to think. But these factors turned out not to play a major role. In high-pollution areas, in low-pollution areas, among all ethnic groups, there was asthma. Clearly, something else was involved." (Does Civilization Cause Asthma? By Ellen Ruppel Shell. The Atlantic Monthly, 2000 May;285(5):90-100, page 94.)

New Views About Asthma Causes

"Risks During Pregnancy: Regular exposure to secondhand smoke during early pregnancy doubles a woman’s risk of having a baby with low-birth weight, even if she did not smoke. Adults whose mother smoked when they were in the womb were more likely to have respiratory problems and poorer lung functions in adulthood." (The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke. SmokeFree Ohio. Accessed Jan. 18, 2008.)

All of the anti-smokers' studies are deliberately fraudulent because they designed to ignore the fact that chorioamnionitis is the real cause of the perinatal illnesses they blame on smoking and secondhand smoke. They have purposely covered up the enormous, gold-standard study by the National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke which proved this. The fact that premature births in the US have increased for over two decades, despite their persecution of smoking, is the definitive proof that the anti-smokers are lying.

Chorioamnionitis Causes Perinatal Illnesses Blamed on Smoking

"Pets: Secondhand smoke is not only bad for humans, but can increase a pet’s risk of disease. In a study, cats that were frequently exposed to secondhand smoke had a much higher risk of developing a common form of feline cancer." (The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke. SmokeFree Ohio. Accessed Jan. 18, 2008.)

This lie is based on the anti-smokers same deliberate, systematic scientific fraud of deliberately ignoring the role of infection in order to falsely blame tobacco. Working-class people's pets are probably like working class people in being more likely to be exposed to the carcionogenic viruses that are known to cause these cancers.

Papillomaviruses Cause Cancer in Animals

And for other supposed health risks, the anti-smokers simply cherry-pick whatever bogus study will serve their propaganda purposes, such as a claim that passive smokers are at a higher risk of breast cancer that they can't even claim for active smokers!

The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke / SmokeFree Ohio (pdf, 1 p)

Pfizer Pharmaceuticals

Pfizer Pharmaceuticals gave $10,000 to SmokeFree Ohio in 2005-2006. Pfizer also gave $25,000 to the Ohio Republican Party; $10,000 to Promoting Republicans You Can Elect Political Action Committee (Rep. Deborah Pryce, R); $8,000 to Leadership PAC 2006 (Michael G. Oxley, R); $6,000 to Buckeye PAC (Senator George V. Voinovich, R); $5,000 to Freedom Project (Rep. John A. Boehner, R); $5,000 to Ohio S 17 Star PAC (Mike DeWine, R); $4,500 to the Ohio House Republican Campaign Committee; $4,000 to the Republican Senate Campaign Committee; $2,500 to The Ohio Senate Democrats; $1,050 to the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus; $1,000 to the Care Political Action Committee (Rep. Ralph Regula, R); and $500 to the Ohio Senate Republican Caucus. (Pfizer PAC & Corporate Political Contributions Report 2005 – 2006 Cycle.) Pfizer also gave money to the failed Michigan smoking ban campaign, and donated extensively to politicians in Indiana and Illinois, and anti-smoker Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-NJ.

Pfizer PAC & Corporate Political Contributions Report 2005 – 2006 Cycle / Pfizer (pdf, 110 pp)

Pfizer's other collaborations with health fascists: "Our relationships with stakeholders are at the heart of our corporate responsibility because they define what it means for Pfizer to create value. That is why Jeff Kindler, after being named CEO in July 2006, and the new senior management team met with a variety of stakeholders. They wanted to find out what was on stakeholders’ minds, what worked well—and what needed to be strengthened. Some of the company’s new priorities and actions are a result of these discussions. Here are just some of the stakeholders our senior management met with in the past year: American Heart Association, American Lung Association, American Medical Association, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids," and 13 others, including the World Health Organization. (Operating with a New Stakeholder Model. Pfizer 2007 Corporate Responsibility Report, p10.) "Pfizer and the Pfizer Foundation are launching a new global initiative to support innovative public health partnerships in the areas of oncology and tobacco independence... program partners in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Costa Rica and Venezuela will receive funds and technical assistance from the American Cancer Society for up to three years, starting in 2007"... In Argentina, "A Tiempo," launched in November 2006: "Pfizer’s objective is to encourage people to get periodical medical examinations, and to encourage people to make lifestyle changes—quit smoking and eat healthier foods—to stop behaviors that may trigger the disease... This campaign is being carried out in partnership with Lalcec (Argentine League Against Cancer)" (ibid., p40.)

Health fascist Pfizer meddles in its employees' lives: "A health risk assessment provides participants with a detailed personal report on their overall health status and potential risk factors. Results can be used to deliver personalized content to participants via the Healthy Pfizer Web site as well as help determine if a person qualifies for personalized health improvement and management programs... Pfizer offers two types of personalized health management programs that help participants achieve their health goals and/or manage a chronic condition or illness. These programs are managed by Matria and Gordian, both leading influencers in health improvement. The program managed by Matria helps employees manage chronic disease and become healthier, while the Gordian program addresses lifestyle risks such as smoking and obesity to prevent illness later on in life." All justified via the health establishment's systematic scientific fraud of deliberately using defective studies to falsely blame smoking and lifestyle for diseases caused by infection! (Healthy Pfizer. Pfizer Health Solutions, accessed Jan. 14, 2008.)

In 1996, Pfizer and Warner-Lambert entered into a co-marketing agreement on Lipitor, and in 2000, Pfizer acquired Warner-Lambert - the company put together by anti-smoking activist Elmer Bobst. In 2003, Pfizer bought Pharmacia, which manufactures the Nicorette Chewing Gum, the Nicotrol/Nicorette Patch, the Nicotrol/Nicorette Nasal Spray and the Nicotrol/Nicorette Inhaler. Sales of Nicorette were $295 million in 2004. In 2006, Johnson & Johnson (which funds the anti-smoking Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) acquired Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, which included Listerine mouthwash and Sudafed cold products as well as Nicorette products, for $16.6 billion in cash.

Pfizer's newest quit-smoking product is Chantix. The company claims that "There are receptors for nicotine in your brain. When you smoke, the nicotine you inhale attaches to these receptors. This sends a message to a different part of your brain to release a chemical called dopamine. Dopamine gives you a feeling of pleasure. But it does not last long. That's why your body craves more nicotine. This can become a vicious cycle." What they don't tell you is that all your other mental processes use those receptors, too. They are widely distributed and not specific for nicotine. Its side effects include "vivid, unusual, or increased dreaming," which suggests that it disrupts the process of memory consolidation. It was introduced in July 2006, and sales totaled $101 million in 2007. Chantix/Champix is the only smoking cessation product in Pfizer's 2006 Annual Report.

Pfizer's biggest seller, however, has been Lipitor, a statin drug touted to raise so-called "good" (according to health fascist dogma) cholesterol, with sales of $12.2 billion in 2005, the top annual tally for any drug, and $12.9 billion in 2006. The arthritis drug Celebrex had a high of $3.3 billion in 2004. Pfizer's patent on Zoloft, an antidepressant with $3.3 billion in 2005 sales, ran out in June 2006, and Pfizer stock has declined several points since June 2007.

Pfizer 2006 Annual Report / Pfizer (pdf, 84 pp)

Jeffrey B. Kindler, the CEO of Pfizer since 2006, was Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations and General Counsel of McDonald’s Corporation from 1997 to 2001. Other Pfizer directors include Constance J. Horner, Assistant to President George H. W. Bush and Director of Presidential Personnel from August 1991 to January 1993, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1989 to 1991, and Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management from 1985 to 1989, a director of Pfizer since 1993. William C. Steere, Jr., Chairman Emeritus (who retires from the board in 2007), is a Member of the Board of Overseers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and a director of the New York University Medical Center.

Pfizer Inc. 2006 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Ohio History, Skull & Bones, and Health Fascism

Former Governor (1999-2007) Robert Alphonso Taft II

Bob Taft, the great-great grandson of Skull & Bones co-founder Alphonso Taft, graduated from Yale in 1963. His great-grandfather was William Howard Taft, S&B 1878; his grandfather was Sen. Robert Alphonso Taft (1889-1953, S&B 1910), and his father was Robert Taft (1917-1993). Robert A. Taft I was a U.S. Senator from 1939 to 1953. Robert Taft graduated from Yale in 1939, and was a Republican U.S. Representative between 1963 and 1965 and 1967 and 1971, and Senator from 1971 to 1976. He was a member of the Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs.

Robert Taft (Yale 1939) bio / UCSF
Taft Family / Wikipedia

Bob Taft lies through his teeth! "Governor Bob Taft today announced his support for Issue Five, the SmokeFreeOhio initiative proposed for the November 7 ballot, during a speech at the Association of Ohio Health Commissioners 2006 Fall Conference. The Issue Five ballot initiative, supported by the American Cancer Society, would create smoke-free public places and workplaces throughout the state...'While we are seeing progress in helping Ohioans to stop smoking, and empowering youth to decide to live tobacco-free lives, too many Ohioans are still being exposed to secondhand smoke in public places,' Taft said. 'Fortunately, we know that smoke-free indoor environments prevent exposure to secondhand smoke and the dangers it brings to non-smokers. That's why I am adding my voice to the support for the SmokeFreeOhio ballot initiative.'" He smugly claimed that "The U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona recently released a comprehensive report on secondhand smoke which concluded that nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke at home or work increase their risk of heart disease by 25 to 30 percent and their risk of lung cancer increases by 20 to 30 percent." That is, the charlatan Surgeon General appointed by President George W. Bush, Skull & Bones 1968. This lying piece of scum knows that the whole anti-smoking movement is nothing but a gigantic fraud, engineered by Skull & Bones conspirators!

Members of The Order have played key roles on both sides of the anti-smoking movement, and the first thing they did was take over the tobacco companies. This is how they engineer the Hegelian false alternatives they inflict on the people!

The Health Establishment and the Order of Skull & Bones

Alphonso Taft, who moved to Ohio in 1840, was one of the founders of the Order of Skull & Bones at Yale University in 1833. In Cincinnati, he was a crony of James Handasyd Perkins, whose grandson, James H. Perkins, was chairman of the board of the National City Bank and president of the Farmers Loan and Trust. During the 1920s, Farmers became a major stockholder in the American Tobacco Company, and James H. Perkins was on American Tobacco's board of directors between 1926 and 1929. Perkins maintained the family ties with the Taft family as a crony of Alphonso's son, Henry Waters Taft (S&B 1880) was on the advisory committee of Yale's Institute of Human Relations. His brother, Thomas Nelson Perkins, was a Fellow of the Harvard Corporation, which runs Harvard University. In 1922, the Office of Cancer Investigations of the US Public Health Service at Harvard University (which was subsequently merged into the National Cancer Institute), was established at Harvard by Assistant Surgeon General Joseph W. Schereschewsky, who was a member of the Hygiene Reference Board of the Life Extension Institute. Former President William H. Taft (S&B 1878) was chairman of the board of the Life Extension Institute, which was formed in the boardroom of the Guaranty Trust in 1913. Its driving force was anti-smoker Irving Fisher (S&B 1888), and its purpose was to recruit the most powerful businessmen in the country into a conspiracy to impose health fascist tyranny on America.

Close cronies of President Taft included Judge Howard C. Hollister [Yale 1878] of Cincinnati, who played marbles with Taft when they were boys; Sen. Jonathan Bourne of Oregon, a member of his "Golf Cabinet;" Mabel Boardman, who in 1905 induced Taft to establish the American Red Cross Society, with him as President and her as Secretary, in quarters of the War Department, of which he was then Secretary; Henry Martyn Hoyt [Yale 1878, son of the Governor of Pennsylvania]; and Gen. Clarence R. Edwards. The main fund raisers for his campaigns included Gen. Edwain A. McAlpin and John Hays Hammond. (The Most Intimate Friends of President Taft. By E.J. Edwards. New York Times, May 29, 1910.)

The Most Intimate Friends of President Taft, 1910 / New York Times
[HC Hollister] Obituary Record of the Graduates, Yale University 1915-20, p. 1410 / Internet Archive
[HM Hoyt] Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale, 1910-1915, p. 81 / Google Books

"When Mr. Taft came home from the Philippines, where he was the first Civil Governor, to take the post of Secretary of War, it was his intention to mak the first official act of his new job the separation of Edwards from his post as chief of the Vureau of Insular Affairs. But when Edwards and Secretary Taft met, the latter succombed, and not only kept Edwards on the job, but also encouraged the pathway of their friendship toward the intimacy that exists between them today." Taft "found out that Col. Edwards was merely a means to an end for somebody else who was his superior... Everybody almost in the army and navy considers a 'political pull' the best asset that a poor army or navy officer can possibly have in lieu of real cash. Gen. Edwards had been particularly fortunate in this respect. Coming from Cleveland, Ohio, he was well and favorably known to the late Mark Hanna, the Warwick of the McKinley Administration. Through Senator Hanna Gen. Edwards was a great favorite at the White House during the McKinley régime. His efficient service during the Philippine insurrection, in which he served with the lamented Gen. Lawton, kept him in status quo during the Roosevelt Administration until he served as chief of insular affairs under Secretary Taft, whose pride and pet was the Philippine Islands." (The Most Intimate Friends of President Taft. By E.J. Edwards. New York Times, May 29, 1910.) Maj. Gen. Clarence Ransom Edwards was born in Cleveland in 1860. His parents were William Edwards and Lucia Ransom Edwards. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1883. He married Bessie Rochester Porter at Niagara Falls, N.Y. in 1889. (Gen. Edwards Dies; Led 26th Division. New York Times, Feb. 15, 1931.) On their honeymoon, he confronted Prince F. Radziwill, a Prussian officer, for staring at his wife. The prince apologized. (A Cowardly Prince. The Daily Inter Ocean, Oct. 4, 1889.) Edwards' father had been a close friend of President Garfield, and Lt. Edwards had been in charge of the battalion that guarded the late president's temporary tomb. From that post, he was sent to the new bureau of military intelligence. (A Secret of Garfield's Tomb. From the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. The Milwaukee Journal, Nov. 11, 1893.) He accompanied Secretary of War Taft on his visit to the Czar at Tsarskoe-Selo. The Russians denied the rumor that they would give the U.S. a base at Vladivostok or any other Pacific port. (No Secret Mission to Czar, Says Taft. New York Times, Dec. 4, 1907.) Gen. Edwards' sister, Lucia Ransom Edwards, was Mrs. Charles A. Otis Jr., Yale 1890. (Married. New York Times, Jul. 15, 1894; History of the Western Reserve, Volume 3. By Harriet Taylor Upton, p. 1420-1421.) Mrs. Edwards' sister was Mrs. S. Van Rensselaer Thayer of Boston. They were great-granddaughters of Judge [Augustus] Porter, who settled at Niagara Falls in 1805. (Social Boston Will Greet Her. Boston Daily Globe, May 5, 1895.) Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Otis Jr. were guests at the Thayers' wedding, along with eight members of the Rumsey family of Buffalo. (Thayer-Porter. New York Times, Jun. 6, 1895.) Stephen V.R. Thayer Jr.'s uncle was a big contributor to the Harvard School of Public Health.

History of the Western Reserve, p. 1420 / Google Books

And, the Taft family has held reunions for over 100 years at their place of original settlement in Mendon, Massachusetts.

Before Skull & Bones

Charles Phelps Taft, Yale 1864, Alphonso's son by his first wife, was editor of the Cincinnati Times and the Times-Star, the foundation of the Taft media empire, from 1879 until his death. He was a director of the Cincinnati Suburban Bell Telephone Company since 1902, and also an officer or director of the Cincinati Gas & Electric Company, the Cincinnati Street Railway Company, and the Columbia Gas and Electric Corporation. In 1920, he gave $271,700 to Yale, and made large gifts to the University of Cincinnati. He married Annie Sinton, the daughter of David Sinton [a close friend of his father]. His daughter, Jane Ellison Taft, married Albert S. Ingalls (B.A. Harvard 1896), and they were the grandparents of David S. Ingalls, S&B 1920 [who was an usher at the weddings of his Bones classmates Henry R. Luce, the founder of Time Inc., Morgan banker Henry P. Davison Jr., and Artemus L. Gates]. (Bulletin of Yale University. Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University Deceased during the Year 1929-1930, pp. 11-14.) David Sinton made his fortune 'by stockpiling pig iron, waiting for the American Civil War and then selling that iron at inflated prices.' He left $20,000,000 to his daughter, Mrs. Taft. (David Sinton. Wikipedia, accessed 7/26/08.) His son, Howard Taft, Yale 1905, "had been in ill health since 1908 and unable to engage in any occupation," and died in Providence, Rhode Island. (Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University Deceased during the Year 1931-1932, p. 277.)

Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale, 1929-1930 / Yale University Library (pdf, 398 pp)
Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale, 1931-1932 / Yale University Library (pdf, 311 pp)

Charles Phelps Taft (1843-1929), the son of Alphonso Taft, was a U.S. representative (1895-1897), publisher of the Cincinnati Times-Star, and owner of the Chicago Cubs until 1916. He was also an owner of the Hotel Taft in New Haven and the Hotel McAlpin in New York. Former tobacco man Edwin A. McAlpin owned the land under the Hotel McAlpin, and he and other family members had a large share in the hotel itself.

The first anniversary celebration of the Hotel McAlpin was a veritable Taft family reunion, with William H. Taft coming from New Haven, Charles P. Taft from Cincinnati, and Henry W. Taft and his son, Walbridge S. Taft. Gen. T. Coleman Du Pont of Wilmington; William H. Fenn (S&B 1854), Clarence H. Kelsey (S&B 1878), Percy A. Rockefeller (S&B 1900), and Percival S. Hill of the American Tobacco Company also attended. (The McAlpin Celebrates. New York Times, Dec. 19, 1913.) The staff organizer of the Hotel McAlpin, Lucius Boomer, had opened and directed the Hotel Taft in New Haven, one of whose principal owners was Charles P. Taft. Taft was also a backer of the Hotel McAlpin. Gen. T. Coleman du Pont then recruited him as president of the Boomer-du Pont Properties Corporation, and the operating company that was formed to manage the Waldorf-Astoria. Boomer also arranged the hotel activities for members of the American Expeditionary Force in Paris in 1918. He was later chairman of the board and a director of the International Hotels Corporation of Pan American World Airways. (Lucius Boomer, 68, Hotel Leader, Dies. New York Times, Jun. 27, 1947.) The Hotel McAlpin's barber, Lewis Morgen, an immigrant from Russia, was chosen by Charles W. McAlpin [who was the secretary of Princeton]. (L. Morgen, Earned Fortune As Barber. New York Times, Jul. 4, 1947.) Rev. Fenn was a member of the executive board of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. (Bulletin of Yale University. Obituary Record of Yale Graduates 1915-1916 pp. 21-22.)

Obituary Record of Yale Graduates 1915-1916 / Yale University Library

William H. Taft's son, Charles P. Taft 2d, Yale 1918, headed Republicans for Progress, one of whose members, John C. Topping Jr., engineered the US Environmental Protection Agency to issue its fraudulent report claiming that secondhand smoke causes lung cancer. "Mr. Taft never ran for Federal office, but was appointed to several Government jobs in Washington in the 1940's and 1950's... A spokesman for the World Council of Churches described Mr. Taft as one of the most prominent laymen of the Episcopal Church in the United States. In 1947 and 1948, Mr. Taft served as the first lay president of the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America, the predecessor of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A." He was born in 1897 in Cincinatti, and was the brother of Sen. Robert A. Taft [S&B 1910]. He joined the firm of Taft, Stettinius & Hollister. (Charles P. Taft, former Mayor of Cincinnati. By Joseph B. Treastor. New York Times, Jun. 25, 1983.) He was an usher at the wedding of Artemus L. Gates, S&B 1918, to Alice Davison, daughter of Morgan banker Henry P. Davison. (Miss Davison Weds Artemus L. Gates. New York Times, Jan. 4, 1922.) Charles P. Taft's son, Seth C. Taft, was a partner in the Cleveland office of the law firm of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue. (Phyllis Yale Engaged to S. Tucker Taft. New York Times, May 2, 1982.) In 1928, Charles P. Taft 2d was a director of Sterling Securities Corporation, an investment trust of which Walter Reid Wolf, Yale 1919 (later deputy director of the CIA), was the personal assistant to the President of the Farmers Loan and Trust, James H. Perkins. Other directors of Sterling Securities included S.T. Crapo, S&B 1886, Henry B. Twombly, S&B 1884, and Edward B. Twombly, S&B 1912. (Display Ad. Syracuse Herald, May 23, 1928.) The Twomblys were cousins of the Lamberts of the Equitable Life, of which Alexander Lambert, S&B 1884, was chairman of the Executive Committee of the "Committee of Fifty" anti-smoking conspiracy, ca. 1920. Charles P. Taft was a member of the First International Congress on Smoking and Health in 1963.

Robert Alphonso Taft, Skull & Bones 1910, was another son of William H. Taft. He was a Republican U.S. Senator from Ohio from 1939 to 1953, when he died of cancer. Tom Mahoney of Young and Rubicam wrote to Dr. Harris B. Parmele of P. Lorillard Company that "Senator Taft died of lung cancer and did not smoke at all." (Mahoney to Parmele, Jan. 7, 1955.) However, in a House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce hearing on the status of medical research and treatment, Dr. Cornelius P. Rhoads, scientific director of the Memorial Center for Cancer and Allied Diseases in New York, who was one of Taft's physicians, said that he died of pancreatic cancer. (Doctor Foresees Cancer Penicillin. New York Times, Oct. 3, 1953.) The U.S. Government opened the $4 million Robert A. Taft Sanitary Engineering Center in Cincinnati the next year. Dr. Herman E. Hilleboe, New York State Health Commissioner and president-elect of the American Public Health Association, said that "Since lung cancer does occur among nonsmokers, smoking is only part of the story." (Lung Cancer Toll Cited. New York Times, Apr. 10, 1954.) Interestingly, Taft's Bones classmate, Dr. Stanhope Bayne-Jones [who later headed the 1964 Surgeon General Report on smoking], was an usher at Taft's wedding to Martha Bowers. George Harrison [S&B] was best man, and the other ushers were Charles Taft; and his Yale classmates, Stephen Philbin [S&B] of Houston, Tex.; John Herron [S&B] of Pittsburgh; Carl Lohman [S&B] of Akron, Ohio; and Walter Logan [S&B], Adrian Van Sinderen, and Harry Bingham of New York. (Taft-Bowers Wedding. New York Times, Sep. 30, 1914; Robert A. Taft Weds Miss Bowers. New York Times, Oct. 18, 1914.)

Mahoney to Parmele, Jan. 7, 1955 / UCSF

Friends of the late Sen. Robert A. Taft formed the Robert A Taft Memorial Foundation, Inc., "to plan steps for perpetuating his ideals of government." Bayne-Jones headed a committee to study scholarship grants; Rep. Clarence J. Brown (R-Ohio) to consider a physical Taft Memorial in Washington; Mrs. Preston Davie of New York, to consider a Taft Memorial Institute; and Ben E. Tate of Cincinnati, a subcommittee on budget and ways and means. Taft Friends To Perpetuate His Ideals. Washington Post and Times Herald, Sep. 9, 1954.) Robert A. Taft was a correspondent of banker Lewis L. Strauss from 1940-1959, and Robert A. Taft Jr. from 1942 to 1971.

William Howard Taft IV was the son of William Howard Taft III (1915-1991) and grandson of Robert A. Taft. He graduated from Yale in 1966 and Harvard Law School in 1969. "Taft served briefly as attorney adviser to the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission in 1970. From 1970 to 1973, he was the principal assistant to Caspar W. Weinberger, who was deputy director, then director, of the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President under President Richard Nixon. Taft assisted him in the management of the budgetary process, policy review, and program oversight for the entire federal government. Taft served from 1973 to 1976 as the executive assistant to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. In April 1976 Taft was appointed by President Ford to serve as general counsel of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare... During the Carter administration, he was an attorney with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Leva, Hawes, Symington, Martin and Oppenheimer. In February 1981, as one of his first appointments, President Ronald Reagan appointed Taft as general counsel of the United States Department of Defense. Taft was then appointed Deputy Secretary of Defense and served from January 1984 to April 1989. He served as acting Secretary of Defense from January to March 1989 after George H. W. Bush became president." He was succeeded in this office by Richard B. Cheney. "During the Clinton administration, Taft entered private practice with the Washington, D.C., law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. After the election of 2000, George W. Bush appointed Taft to serve as chief legal advisor to the United States Department of State under Secretary of State Colin Powell, with whom he was reportedly friends." He resigned when Powell resigned. (William Howard Taft IV. Wikipedia, accessed 2/10/08.) He was a member of the Reagan transition team in 1980.(White House Transition Team. Washington Post, Feb. 18, 1980.) Roy L. Ash, for whom the Ash Council that created the US EPA was named, took Weinberger's OMB post in 1972, while Weinberger took Elliott Richardson's job at Health, Education and Welfare. (Most Government Shapers Kept During Second Term. By Eugene V. Risher. Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Dec. 6, 1972.) Mrs. William H. Taft 4th was an aide to Richardson while he was secretary of DHEW. (Julia Vadala Taft, Official Who Led Relief Efforts, Is Dead at 65. By Dennis Hevesi. New York Times, Mar. 18, 2008.) Ash was the boss at OMB of Fred Malek, who was a director of the crooked EPA contracting firm that handled the illegal pass-through contracts to the anti-smokers who wrote the "EPA" report on passive smoking.

Death to Skull & Bones and all their accomplices!

Ohio House of Representatives

In 2005-6, Pfizer gave $4,500 to the Ohio House Republican Campaign Committee.

House of Representatives / State of Ohio

Ohio House District 01, Linda S. Bolon (D-East Palestine). Bolon defeated Caroline R. Hergenrother (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 02, Jon M. Peterson (R-Delaware). Delaware County Heart Association Annual Drive. Jan Lanier is the Democratic candidate in 2008. She is a registered nurse. "She was the associate executive director of the Ohio Board of Nursing for seven years before becoming the director of health policy for the Ohio Nurses Association (ONA). Currently she is the deputy executive officer for ONA." (Vote Lanier, accessed 6/7/08.) Kris Jordan (R) defeated Janice Lanier (D) in 2008.

Ohio House District 03, Jim Carmichael (R-Wooster). Assistant Majority Floor Leader. Ron Amstutz (R) defeated Merle "Joe" Miller (D) in 2008.

Ohio House District 04, Matt Huffman (R-Lima). Member of Health Committee Huffman was a co-sponsor of 127 H. B. No. 316, to allow smoking in cigar bars and in outdoor seating areas of restaurants that are at least 20 feet away from an entrance, exit, or window of the restaurant. Huffman was re-elected in 2008.

Ohio House District 05, Gerald L. Stebelton (R-Lancaster). Stebelton was re-elected in 2008.

Ohio House District 06, Robert E. Latta (R-Bowling Green). Randy Gardner (R) defeated Jeff Bretz (D) in 2008.

Ohio House District 07, Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights). Member of Health Committee. Yuko was a co-sponsor of 127 H. B. No. 316, to allow smoking in cigar bars and in outdoor seating areas of restaurants that are at least 20 feet away from an entrance, exit, or window of the restaurant. Yuko defeated Beverly Valencic (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 08, Armond Budish (D-Beachwood). Budish defeated Jerry Powell (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 09, Barbara Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights). Member of Health Committee. Boyd defeated Charles Drake (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 10, Eugene R. Miller (D-Cleveland). Miller was re-elected in 2008.

Ohio House District 11, Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland). Williams defeated Rossalind McAllister (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 12, Michael DeBose (D-Cleveland). Member of Health Committee. De Bose defeated Bryan Glencer (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 13, Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood). Skindell defeated Mary Louise Kirk (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 14, Mike Foley (D-Cleveland). Foley defeated David Morris in 2008.

Ohio House District 15, Timothy J. DeGeeter (D-Parma). Received "Best Note" Award for distinguished legal writing (1996) for "The Politics of Reducing Tobacco Use Among Children & Adolescents: Why the FDA Cannot Regulate Tobacco and a Proposed Policy for States and Local Communities," Vol. 10 Journal of Law and Health, 367 (1996). DeGeeter was re-elected in 2008.

Ohio House District 16, Jennifer Brady (D-Westlake). Brady was defeated by Nan Baker (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 17, Josh Mandel (R-Lyndhurst). Mandel defeated Bob Belovich (D) in 2008.

Ohio House District 18, Tom Patton (R- Strongsville). Matt Patten (D) defeated Colleen Grady (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 19, Larry L. Flowers (R-Canal Winchester). Majority Floor Leader. Member of Health Committee. As of 11/13/08 10:04 AM: Marian Harris (D) 31,335; Brad Lewis (R) 31.295.

Ohio House District 20, Jim McGregor (R-Gahanna). Mc Gregor defeated Nancy Garland (D) in 2008.

Ohio House District 21, Kevin Bacon (R-Village of Minerva Park). Bacon defeated Jay Perez (D) in 2008.

Ohio House District 22, Jim Hughes (R-Clintonville). John Carney (D) defeated Mike Keenan (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 23, Larry Wolpert (R-Hilliard). Board of Directors - Columbus Cancer Clinic. Cheryl Grossman (R) defeated Keith Goldhardt (D) in 2008.

Ohio House District 24, Ted Celeste (D-Grandview Heights). He is the brother of Richard Celeste, chairman of the Health Effects Institute. Celeste defeated Tim Rankin (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 25, Dan Stewart (D-Columbus). Stewart defeated Daryl Hennessey (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 26, Tracy Heard (D-Columbus). Heard defeated Joseph Healy (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 27, Joyce Beatty (D-Columbus). Carlton Weddington (D) defeated Jim Hunter (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 28, James T. Raussen (R-Springdale). Member of Health Committee. Insurance Analyst with Great American Insurance. Connie Pillich (D) defeated Virgil Lovitt (R) in 2008..

Ohio House District 29, Louis W. Blessing, Jr. (R-Cincinnati). Blessing was a co-sponsor of 127 H. B. No. 316, to allow smoking in cigar bars and in outdoor seating areas of restaurants that are at least 20 feet away from an entrance, exit, or window of the restaurant. Blessing defeated Adam Noe (D) in 2008.

Ohio House District 30, Robert Mecklenborg (R). Mecklenborg defeated Bob Clug (D) in 2008.

Ohio House District 31, Steven L. Driehaus (D-Cincinnati). Minority Whip. Recipient: Eli Lilly Fellowship, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University. Denise Driehaus (D) defeated Steve Johnson (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 32, Dale Mallory (D-Cincinnati). Mallory defeated Teo Barnes (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 33, Tyrone K. Yates (D-Cincinnati). Yates defeated Thomas Brown (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 34, Tom Brinkman, Jr. (R-Cincinnati). Peter Stautberg (R) defeated Jeff Sinnard (D) in 2008.

Ohio House District 35, Michelle G. Schneider (R-Madeira). Assistant Majority Whip. Recipient: Distinguished Health Care Administrator of the Year (1989), American College of Health Care Administration; Ohio Health Advocacy Network Legislator of the Year (2004); Diabetes Advocate Award (2002). Schneider was a co-sponsor of 127 H. B. No. 316, to allow smoking in cigar bars and in outdoor seating areas of restaurants that are at least 20 feet away from an entrance, exit, or window of the restaurant. Ron Maag defeated Marcia Garrison (I) and Jonathan Morris (I) in 2008.

Ohio House District 36, Arlene J. Setzer (R-Vandalia). Seth Morgan (R) defeated Charles Morton (D) in 2008.

Ohio House District 37, Jon Husted (R-Kettering). Speaker of the House. Peg Lehner (R) defeated Andi Everslage (D) in 2008.

Ohio House District 38, John J. White (R-Kettering). Chairman of Health Committee. Terence L. Blair (R) defeated Sue Lienesch (D) in 2008.

Ohio House District 39, Clayton Luckie (D-Dayton). Luckie defeated Joshua Smith (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 40, Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton). Assistant Minority Whip. Member of Health Committee. Roland Winburn (D) defeated Ann Siefker (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 41, Brian G. Williams (D-Akron). Ranking Minority Member of Health Committee. Williams defeated Randy Cole (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 42, John Widowfield (R-Cuyahoga Falls). Mike Moran (D) defeated Richard Nero (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 43, Stephen Dyer (D-Green). Dyer idefeated Judy Jones (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 44, Vernon Sykes (D). Sykes was re-elected in 2008.

Ohio House District 45, Robert J. Otterman (D-Akron). Member of Health Committee. Otterman defeated Joe Fazek (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 46, Mark D. Wagoner, Jr. (R-Toledo). Barbara Sears (R) defeated Darlene Dunn (D) in 2008.

Ohio House District 47, Peter S. Ujvagi (D-Toledo). Ujvagi was re-elected in 2008.

Ohio House District 48, Edna Brown (D-Toledo). Member of Health Committee. Brown defeated Carolyn Eyre (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 49, Matt Szollosi (D-Oregon). Brother of State Democratic Party Executive Committee member Francis J. Szollosi. Szollosi defeated Jeff Wingate (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 50, John P. Hagan (R-Alliance). In 2008, Todd Snitchler (R) defeated Celeste DeHoff of Massillon (D, who has been a registered Republican for most of the last 20 years.)

Ohio House District 51, W. Scott Oelslager (R-North Canton). Member of Health Committee. Oelslager was re-elected in 2008.

Ohio House District 52, William J. Healy, II (D-Canton). Steven Slesnick (D) defeatedRichard Hart (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 53, Shawn N. Webster (R-Hamilton). Tim Derickson (R) defeated Rocky Day (D) in 2008.

Ohio House District 54, Courtney Eric Combs (R-Hamilton). Member of Hamilton-Fairfield Heart Association. Combs defeated Ken Keith (D) in 2008.

Ohio House District 55, Bill Coley (R-Liberty Township). Coley defeated Tony Klimek (D) in 2008.

Ohio House District 56, Joseph Koziura (D-Lorain). Koziura was re-elected in 2008.

Ohio House District 57, Matt Lundy (D-Elyria). Lundy defeated Dan Urban (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 58, Matthew H. Barrett (D-Amherst). Barrett is running again in 2008. Terry Boose (R) defeated Terry Traster (D) in 2008.

Ohio House District 59, Ronald V. Gerberry (D). Gerberry defeated Dick McCarthy (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 60, Robert F. Hagan (D-Youngstown). Member of Health Committee. Bobby Hagan defeated Tim Gordon (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 61, Mark D. Okey (D-Carrollton). Okey defeated Kirk Susany (R) and Paul Ray (I) in 2008.

Ohio House District 62, Lorraine M. Fende (D-Willowick). Member of Health Committee. Fende defeated Michael Gutierrez (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 63, Carol-Ann Schindel (R-Leroy Township). Member of Health Committee. Mark Schneider (D) defeated Schindel in 2008.

Ohio House District 64, Tom Letson (D-Warren). Member of Health Committee. Letson defeated Thomas Montgomery (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 65, Sandra Stabile Harwood (D-Niles). Harwood defeated Lyle Waddell (R) and Timothy McNeil (L) in 2008.

Ohio House District 66, Joseph W. Uecker (R-Miami Township). Member of Health Committee. Uecker was re-elected in 2008.

Ohio House District 67, Shannon Jones (R-Springboro). Member of Health Committee. Jones was re-elected in 2008.

Ohio House District 68, Kathleen Chandler (D-Kent). Chandler defeated W. Zeller (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 69, William G. Batchelder (R). Batchelder defeated Jack Schira (D) in 2008.

Ohio House District 70, Kevin DeWine (R-Fairborn). Speaker Pro Tempore. Jarrod Martin (R) defeated Bill Conner (D) in 2008.

Ohio House District 71, Jay Hottinger (R-Newark). Member of Health Committee. Hottinger defeated Howard H. Hill (D) in 2008.

Ohio House District 72, Ross McGregor (R-Springfield). McGregor is running again in 2008. McGregor defeated Richard Spangler (D) in 2008.

Ohio House District 73, Jay P. Goyal (D). Goyal defeated David Nitzsche (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 74, Bruce W. Goodwin (R-Defiance). Member of Health Committee. Goodwin defeated David Pilliod (D) in 2008.

Ohio House District 75, Lynn R. Wachtmann (R-Napoleon). Wachtmann was re-elected in 2008.

Ohio House District 76, Cliff Hite (R-Findlay). Hite defeated Patrick Matheny (I) in 2008.

Ohio House District 77, James J. Zehringer (R). Zehringer was re-elected in 2008.

Ohio House District 78, John Adams (R-Sidney). Adams was a co-sponsor of 127 H. B. No. 316, to allow smoking in cigar bars and in outdoor seating areas of restaurants that are at least 20 feet away from an entrance, exit, or window of the restaurant. Adams was re-elected in 2008.

Ohio House District 79, Diana M. Fessler (R-Bethel Township). Fessler was a co-sponsor of 127 H. B. No. 316, to allow smoking in cigar bars and in outdoor seating areas of restaurants that are at least 20 feet away from an entrance, exit, or window of the restaurant. Richard "Dick" Adams (R) defeated Melissa Stanley (D) in 2008.

Ohio House District 80, Chris Redfern (D-Catawba Island Township). Member of Health Committee. Dennis Murray (D) defeated Ed Enderle (R) in 2008. Enderle claimed that "The majority of pre-mature and complicated births can be prevented if mothers are advised, by prenatal care nurses, to eliminate their risky behaviors (i.e. drugs, alcohol and tobacco, etc.)." This is a lie based on the health fascists scientific fraud of falsely blaming smoking for perinatal illness caused by chorioamnionitis. (Issues. Ed Enderle, State Representative. Accessed 6/6/08.) is the Democratic candidate in 2008.

Ohio House District 81, Jeff Wagner (R-Sycamore). Wagner defeated Andrew Kashmer (D) in 2008.

Ohio House District 82, Steve Reinhard (R-Bucyrus). Jeff McClain (R) defeated Wanda Sherrock (D) and Mark Smith (I) in 2008.

Ohio House District 83, Tony Core (R-Rushsylvania). David Burke (R) was elected in 2008. Burke believes that "Encouraging healthy lifestyles in individuals will have a positive effect on healthcare costs." (Campaign Platform. Dave Burke for State Representative, accessed 6/7/08.)

Ohio House District 84, Chris Widener (R-Springfield). Widener ran for the State Senate, and Bob Hackett was the Republican candidate in 2008. Hackett defeated Connie Crockett (D) in 2008.

Ohio House District 85, John M. Schlichter (R-Washington Court House). Raymond Pryor (D) defeated Schlichter in 2008.

Ohio House District 86, David T. Daniels (R-Greenfield). Daniels defeated Bill Horne (D) in 2008.

Ohio House District 87, Clyde Evans (R-Rio Grande). Evans defeated Shane Meldick (D) in 2008.

Ohio House District 88, Danny R. Bubp (R-West Union). Bubp was a co-sponsor of 127 H. B. No. 316, to allow smoking in cigar bars and in outdoor seating areas of restaurants that are at least 20 feet away from an entrance, exit, or window of the restaurant. Bubp was re-elected in 2008.

Ohio House District 89, T. Todd Book (D-McDermott). Assistant Minority Leader. Book was re-elected in 2008.

Ohio House District 90, Thom Collier (R-Mount Vernon). Distinguished Service Award, American Cancer Society. Margaret Ann Ruhl (R) defeated Duane Grassbaugh (D) in 2008.

Ohio House District 91, Dan Dodd (D-Hebron). Dodd is running again in 2008. Dodd defeated William Hayes (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 92, Jimmy Stewart (R-Albany). Steward ran for the State Senate, and Debbie Phillips (D) defeated Jill Thompson (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 93, Jennifer Garrison (D-Marietta). Garrison defeated Wayne Smith (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 94, Jim Aslanides (R-Coshocton). Troy Balderson (R) defeated Jennifer Stewart (D) in 2008.

Ohio House District 95, John Domenick (D-Smithfield). Board of Directors, East Ohio Regional Hospital. Domenick defeated Daniel Jenkins (R) in 2008.

Ohio House District 96, Allan R. Sayre (D-Dover). Sayre defeated Dallas Charton (I) in 2008.

Ohio House District 97, Bob Gibbs (R-Lakeville). Leadership Award, Ohio Restaurant Association, 2005. David Hall (R) defeated Luke Brewer (D) in 2008.

Ohio House District 98, Matthew J. Dolan (R-Novelty). Dolan was re-elected in 2008.

Ohio House District 99, L. George Distel (D-Conneaut). Deborah Newcombe (D) defeated Tom Nizen (R) in 2008.

Ohio State Senate

In 2005-6, Pfizer gave $4,000 to the Republican Senate Campaign Committee and and $500 to the Ohio Senate Republican Caucus, and $2,500 to The Ohio Senate Democrats.

Senators by Name / State of Ohio

Ohio Senate District 1, Steve Buehrer (R-Delta). Member of Health, Human Services and Aging Committee.

Ohio Senate District 2, Randy Gardner (R-Bowling Green). Majority Floor Leader. Vice Chair of Health, Human Services and Aging Committee. Mark Wagoner (R) replaced Gardner in January, and defeated Jackie Brown (D) in 2008.

Ohio Senate District 3, David Goodman (R-Columbus). Member of Health, Human Services and Aging Committee. Ohio Family Physicians-Legislator of the Year.

Ohio Senate District 4, Gary Cates (R-West Chester). Cates was chief sponsor of 127 S. B. No. 195, to allow smoking in cigar bars and in outdoor seating areas of restaurants that are at least 20 feet away from an entrance, exit, or window of the restaurant. Cates defeated Kathryn Brisdgman (D) in 2008.

Ohio Senate District 5, Tom Roberts (D-Trotwood)

Ohio Senate District 6, Jeff Jacobson (R-Butler Township). President Pro Tempore. J.D., University of Dayton; B.A., Yale University. In 2008, Jon Husted (R) defeated John Doll (D).

Ohio Senate District 7, Robert Schuler (R-Sycamore Township).

Ohio Senate District 8, Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati). Member of Health, Human Services and Aging Committee. Seitz was chief sponsor of 127 H. B. No. 316, to allow smoking in cigar bars and in outdoor seating areas of restaurants that are at least 20 feet away from an entrance, exit, or window of the restaurant. Seitz defeated Daniel McCarthy (D) in 2008.

Ohio Senate District 9, Eric H. Kearney (D-Cincinnati)

Ohio Senate District 10, Steve Austria (R-Beavercreek). Majority Whip. Austria ran for Congress in 2008. Chris Widener (R) defeated Roger Tackett (D) in 2008.

Ohio Senate District 11, Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo). Minority Leader. American Cancer Society - Public Policy award for work on Physical Education standards; 2004 Honor Award from OAHPERD (the Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance).

Ohio Senate District 12, Keith Faber (R-Celina). Faber defeated Thomas Matthew (D) and Jack Kaffenberger (I) in 2008.

Ohio Senate District 13, Sue Morano (D-Lorain). Registered Nurse. American Cancer Society Nurse of Hope (1986). Member of Health, Human Services and Aging Committee.

Ohio Senate District 14, Tom Niehaus (R-New Richmond). Niehaus defeated Gregory Napolitano (D) and Margaret Leech (L) in 2008.

Ohio Senate District 15, Ray Miller (D-Columbus). Minority Whip. American Public Health Association, Distinguished Legislator of the Year Award, 2004.

Ohio Senate District 16, Steve Stivers (R-Columbus). Stivers ran for Congress; Jim Hughes (R) defeated Danielle Blue (D) in 2008.

Ohio Senate District 17, John Carey (R-Wellston)

Ohio Senate District 18, Timothy Grendell (R-Chesterland). Grendell was re-elected in 2008.

Ohio Senate District 19, Bill Harris (R-Ashland). Senate President.

Ohio Senate District 20, Joy Padgett (R-Coshocton). Member of Health, Human Services and Aging Committee. Jimmy Stewart (R) defeated Rick Shriver (D) and Timothy Kettler (GR) in 2008.

Ohio Senate District 21, Shirley Smith (D-Cleveland). Ranking Minority Member of Health, Human Services and Aging Committee.

Ohio Senate District 22, Ron Amstutz (R-Wooster). Bob Gibbs (R) defeated James Riley (D) in 2008.

Ohio Senate District 23, Dale Miller (D). Member of Health, Human Services and Aging Committee.

Ohio Senate District 24, Robert F. Spada (R-North Royalton). Assistant Majority Floor Leader. Tom Patton (R) defeated Gary Kucinich (D) in 2008.

Ohio Senate District 25, Lance T. Mason (D-Cleveland). Assistant Minority Whip.

Ohio Senate District 26, Larry A. Mumper (R-Marion). Member of Health, Human Services and Aging Committee. Karen Gillmor (R) defeated Thomas Kruse (D) in 2008.

Ohio Senate District 27, Kevin Coughlin (R-Cuyahoga Falls). Chairman of Health, Human Services and Aging Committee.

Ohio Senate District 28, Tom Sawyer (D). Sawyer defeated James Carr (R) in 2008.

Ohio Senate District 29, Kirk Schuring (R-Canton). Member of Health, Human Services and Aging Committee.

Ohio Senate District 30, Jason H. Wilson (D-Columbiana). Wilson defeated Tim Ginter (R) in 2008.

Ohio Senate District 31, Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster)

Ohio Senate District 32, Capri S. Cafaro (D-Hubbard). Member of Health, Human Services and Aging Committee. "Affiliations: Medicare Rights Center; International Federation on Aging; National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare; American Public Health Association; Global Health Council; Clinton Global Initiative; Board of Trustees, A. T. Still University of Health Science, Kirksville, Missouri." Cafaro was re-elected in 2008.

Ohio Senate District 33, John Boccieri (D-New Middletown)

U.S. Senate

Sherrod Brown (D), is a co-sponsor of S-625, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco.

George B. Voinovich (R). In 2005-6, Pfizer gave $6,000 to the Buckeye PAC, headed by Sen. Voinovich.

U.S. House of Representatives

District 1, Steve Driehaus (D) voted for HR-1256 (2009), FDA Regulation of Tobacco. His predecessor, Steve Chabot (R), voted for HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco.

District 2, Jean Schmidt (R). Schmidt voted against HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, and voted against its successor, HR-1256 (2009). In 2008, she defeated Dr. Victoria Wulsin, the Democratic candidate. "Vic earned her B.A. at Harvard and her M.D. at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. After earning a doctorate in Public Health from Harvard University, specializing in epidemiology, Dr. Vic returned to Ohio to raise her family and serve her community. She remains a licensed physician (Ohio license #35.058016), with specialties in Public Health, General Preventive Medicine and Occupational Medicine." Her husband, Dr. Lawson Wulsin, is a professor of medicine at the University of Cincinnati. (About Vic. Wulsin for Congress, accessed 6/7/08.)

District 3, Michael Turner (R), voted for HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, and voted for its successor, HR-1256 (2009). Turner defeated Jane Mitakides (D) in 2008.

District 4, Jim Jordan (R), voted against HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, and voted against its successor, HR-1256 (2009). Jordan defeated Mike Carroll (D) in 2008.

District 5, Bob Latta (R), voted against HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, and voted against its successor, HR-1256 (2009). Latta defeated George F. Mays (D) in 2008.

District 6, Charles A. Wilson (D [Blue Dog]), voted for HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, and voted for its successor, HR-1256 (2009). Wilson defeated Richard Stobbs (R) in 2008.

District 7, Steve Austria (R), voted for HR-1256 (2009), FDA Regulation of Tobacco. His predecessor, David Hobson (R), voted for HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco. Hobson received $1000 from Eli Lilly & Co. in 2006. Austria (R) defeated Sharon Neuhardt (D) in 2008.

District 8, John A. Boehner (R) - Boehner is one of the despicable, spineless, cowardly smokers in Congress who refuse to hold the anti-smokers accountable for the scientific frauds they perpetrate at the expense of the taxpayers. In 2005-6, Pfizer gave $5,000 to the Freedom Project, headed by Rep. Boehner. He received $5000 from Eli Lilly & Co. in 2006 and $3500 from Johnson & Johnson in 2008. He voted against HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, and voted against its successor, HR-1256 (2009), not that it matters now that he let the anti-smokers brainwash everyone with lies. Boehner defeated Nicholas von Stein (D) in 2008.

District 9, Marcy Kaptur (D), voted for HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, and voted for its successor, HR-1256 (2009). Kaptur defeated Bradley Levitt (R) in 2008.

District 10, Dennis J. Kucinich (D) was a co-sponsor of and voted for HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, and voted for its successor, HR-1256 (2009). Kucinich defeated Jim Trakas (R) in 2008.

District 11, Marcia Fudge (D) voted for HR-1256 (2009), FDA Regulation of Tobacco. Her predecessor, Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D) voted for HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco. Jones was on the Ways and Means Committee. She received $1000 from Eli Lilly & Co. in 2006 and $1000 from Johnson & Johnson in 2008. Fudge defeated Thomas Pekarek (R) in 2008.

District 12, Patrick J. Tiberi (R) was a co-sponsor of and voted for HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, and voted for its successor, HR-1256 (2009). He received $1000 from Johnson & Johnson in 2008. Tiberi defeated David W. Robinson (D), who wanted more anti-smoking and lifestyle persecutions, in 2008.

District 13, Betty Sutton (D) was a co-sponsor of and voted for HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, and voted for its successor, HR-1256 (2009). Sutton defeated David S. Potter (R) in 2008.

District 14, Steven C. LaTourette (R), voted for HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, and voted for its successor, HR-1256 (2009). LaTourette defeated William O'Neill (D) in 2008.

District 15, Mary Jo Kilroy (D) voted for HR-1256 (2009), FDA Regulation of Tobacco. Her predecessor was Deborah Pryce (R) "Pryce is a Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the House Cancer Caucus. She is the author of the Conquer Childhood Cancer Act, the Access to Cancer Therapies Act, the Compassionate Care for Children Act, and the Access to Cancer Clinical Trials Act. For her efforts and advocacy in the fight against cancer, Pryce was awarded the Congressional Leadership Award by the Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers (ADCC), and was recently inducted into the James Leadership Society of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. In 2005-6, Pfizer gave $10,000 to Promoting Republicans You Can Elect Political Action Committee, headed by Rep. Pryce. In 2006, Pryce was awarded the Distinguished Advocacy Award from the American Cancer Society (ACS) – the ACS’s highest honor. She has also received national awards from the Komen Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and CureSearch – the advocacy arm of the Children’s Oncology Group." (Pryce, Cancer Leaders Celebrate New Resolve in Battle against Pediatric Cancer. Press Release, Sep. 27, 2007.) Pryce was a co-sponsor of and voted for HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco. She received $5000 from Eli Lilly & Co. and $1000 in 2006 from Johnson & Johnson in 2008. Kilroy defeated Steve Stivers (R) in 2008.

District 16, John Boccieri (D) voted for HR-1256 (2009), FDA Regulation of Tobacco. His predecessor, Ralph Regula (R), voted for HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco. In 2005-6, Pfizer gave $1,000 to the Care Political Action Committee headed by Rep. Regula. Boccieri defeated Kirk Schuring (R) in 2008.

District 17, Tim Ryan (D) was a co-sponsor of and voted for HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, and voted for its successor, HR-1256 (2009). Ryan defeated Duane V. Grassell (R) in 2008.

District 18, Zackary T. Space, voted for HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, and voted for its successor, HR-1256 (2009). Space defeated Fred Dailey (R) in 2008.

<= HOME

cast 12-16-12

Carol AS Thompson, Madison, Wisconsin

Mail to: {click here}