"No Republican governor had more Democrats and fewer Republicans. I challenged the deeply entrenched political machine that ran this state. It was tough sledding, but I learned how to govern and how to lead."
Lawrence M. Bird Jr., 74, residing in the Ohio Veterans Home, died Sunday, May 3, 2015, in his residence. Private family services will be held, with burial in New York State. Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, Sandusky, is handling arrangements.