a Representative from Ohio; born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, July 22, 1954; graduated from Cleveland Heights High School, Cleveland, Ohio, 1972; B.A., University of Michigan, 1976; J.D., Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1979; lawyer, private practice; public defender, Lake County, Ohio, 1980-1983; prosecuting attorney, Lake County, Ohio, 1989-1995; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1995-January 3, 2013); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress in 2012; died on August 3, 2016, in McLean, Va.
Steven C. LaTourette, a centrist Ohio Republican who retired after nine terms in Congress saying he was disgusted with partisan gridlock, died on Wednesday August 3 2016 at his home in McLean, Va. He was 62.
His daughter Sarah, a state representative in Ohio, said the cause was pancreatic cancer, a disease Mr. LaTourette said Capitol doctors had misdiagnosed.
After he decided in 2012 not to seek re-election, Mr. LaTourette became president of Republican Main Street Partnership, which supports centrist Republicans against Tea Party insurgents.
He graduated from the University of Michigan and from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University. In 1990, as Lake County prosecutor, he won the conviction of Jeffrey Lundgren, a cult leader who was executed for killing a family of five.
Mr. LaTourette is survived by his father; his wife, the former Jennifer Laptook; their children, Emerson and Henry LaTourette; his children, Sarah, Sam, Clare and Amy LaTourette, from his first marriage, to the former Susan Koprowski; a grandson; and several siblings.more » « less