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Robert Richard Cupp, American State senator, attorney. Bar: Ohio. Co-chairman Midwest Federation College Representatives, 1974; Executive Board Black Swamp coun.Boy Scouts American; chairman League of College Republican Clubs, 1972-1973. Member Allen County and Ohio State Bar Association.


Cupp, Robert Richard was born on November 9, 1950 in Bluffton, Ohio, United States. Son of William Henry and Pearl Margaret (Keifer) Cupp.


Bachelor, Ohio Northern University, 1973. Juris Doctor, Ohio Northern University, 1976.


He was elected November 7, 2006 to a six-year term and was sworn in on January 2, 2007. His term expired January 1, 2013. Cupp, a Republican, replaced retiring Democratic Justice Alice Robie Resnick by defeating Democrat Ben Espy in the general election.

Between his election and the death of Chief Justice Thomas Moyer in 2010, all the Justices of the Court were Republican. Before joining the Ohio Supreme Court, Cupp gained appellate judicial experience as a judge on the Ohio Court of Appeals (Third Judicial District) from 2003 to 2006. He was President Pro-Tem of the Senate from 1997 to 2000, the second highest-ranking leadership position in the Senate.

During his time in the Senate, he spent ten years serving on the Judiciary Committee. Cupp was a Lima prosecutor from 1976 to 1980 and was elected Allen County Commissioner twice, from 1981 to 1984 and 2000 to 2002. Cupp is an alumnus of Ohio Northern University, from which he earned his degree in political science in 1973.

He earned his J.D. from Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law in 1976. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Toledo Blade, and Youngstown Vindicator have endorsed Robert Cupp for re-election in the November 6, 2012 election. Cupp has additionally been rated "highly recommended" for the 2012 Supreme Court election by the Ohio State Bar Association, and rated "excellent" by the Ohio Women's Bar Association.


The objective people wish to attain is not merely to be saved from something. God wishes his children to be saved to something.


Social norms that assume different standards for women than for men in marriage are outdated and should be rejected. Laws in civil society should define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.


Christians should read the Bible as part of a faith community, and try to put themselves into the story of God's dealings with humanity.


Co-chairman Midwest Federation College Representatives, 1974. President executive board Black Swamp council Boy Scouts American. Chairman League of College Republican Clubs, 1972-1973.

Board trustees North Central Association Higher Learning Commission. Member of Ohio State Bar Association (Distinguished Service award), Allen County Bar Association.


Married Lisbeth Ann Cochran, July 29, 1978. Children: Matthew R., Ryan W.