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academic administrator , Congressman , Lawyer , State legislator

Eric D. Fingerhut, American academic administrator, former state legislator and congressman, lawyer. Recipient Future of Cleveland Jewry award, Stanford Law Review award; named to Cleveland Heights High School Hall of Fame. Board trustees Cleveland Zelma George Shelter; president Common Cause/Ohio, 1986-1988; leader FITE; teacher Sunday School Synagogue Beth-American; Member Ohio Bar Association, Cleveland Bar Association.


Fingerhut, Eric D. was born on May 6, 1959 in University Hts., Ohio, United States.


Bachelor of Science summa cum laude, Northwestern University, 1981. Juris Doctor, Stanford University, 1984.


Staff attorney older persons law office Legal Aid Society, Cleveland, 1984-1985. Associate director Cleveland Works, 1987-1989. Attorney Hahn Loeser & Parks.

Campaign manager, transition director, special assistant to Mayor Mike White, 1989. Member Ohio Senate from 25th District, Columbus, 1991-1993, 103rd Congress from 19th Ohio district, Washington, 1993-1994, Ohio Senate from 25th district, Columbus, 1999—2006. Director economics-development education and entrepreneurship Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio, 2006—2007.

Chancellor Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus, since 2007. Member Energy, National Resources and Environmental committee, Finance committee, Health and Human Services committee, Child Support Guidelines Advisory committee, Ohio Advisory Council for Aging committee, Task Force on Campaign Finance reform committee, Welfare Oversight Commission committee, House Banking, Financial and Urban Affairs committee, Science, Space and Technology committee, Foreign Affairs Committee.


Board trustees Cleveland Zelma George Shelter. President Common Cause/Ohio, 1986-1988. Leader FITE; teacher Sunday School Synagogue Beth-American.

Member Ohio Bar Association, Cleveland Bar Association.