Past Ohio Attorneys General 1983–2003
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Past Ohio Attorneys General 1983–2003

Profile headshot of Anthony J. Celebrezze, Jr.
Anthony J. Celebrezze, Jr.
Attorney General of Ohio


Anthony Celebrezze, Jr. was known for his honesty and fairness during his terms as Ohio Attorney General. He also made efforts to protect consumers and the environment during his service in the office. Celebrezze also served Ohio as secretary of state and a state senator. He was the Democratic candidate for governor in 1990, but was defeated by Republican George Voinovich.

Profile headshot of Lee Fisher
Lee Fisher
Attorney General of Ohio


Lee Fisher served Ohio for nearly 15 years as a state representative, state senator, and attorney general. During his term as attorney general, he created the first-ever children's protection section and established Ohio's Missing Children Clearing House. "Project Safe Schools" was also established to combat violence in schools through education, mediation, and intervention. Fisher also developed "Project Wish List," which was the state's largest individual and corporate assistance program at the time.

Profile headshot of Betty D. Montgomery
Betty D. Montgomery
Attorney General of Ohio


Betty Montgomery was Ohio's first female attorney general. During her term, she increased state support for local law enforcement and upgraded the state's crime labs. Her top priority as attorney general was the protection of Ohio's seniors, youth, and crime victims. In addition to serving as attorney general, Montgomery was Ohio's first female auditor of state and served as a state senator.