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Strickland Taps OSU Law School Dean as New AG

Governor Strickland has tapped the dean of the Ohio State University law school to serve as interim attorney general after a sexual harassment scandal forced out the previous attorney general.

Strickland says Nancy Hardin Rogers will lead the office for about six months but that she has no plans to run in the November election.

Rogers says she hopes to restore values to the office.

The Democratic Party must still select a candidate to run for the remaining two years left in the term of former Attorney General Marc Dann.

Dann resigned earlier this month after leading an office that was rocked by sexual harassment complaints, marks of unprofessionalism and his own affair with a subordinate.

The resignation has given Republicans an opening for the statewide seat.

A look at the life of Nancy Rogers.

NAME: Nancy Hardin Rogers. AGE/BIRTH DATE: 59; Sept. 18, 1948. HOMETOWN: Lansing, Mich. EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree, University of Kansas, 1969; law degree, Yale Law School, 1972.

EXPERIENCE: Law clerk, U.S District Judge Thomas Lambros, Cleveland, 1972-74; staff attorney, Cleveland Legal Aid Society,1974-75; Law school professor, Ohio State University, 1976-present; Associate dean for academic affairs, Ohio State, 1992-97; Faculty coordinator-dispute resolution, Ohio State, 1988-99; Visiting professor of law, Harvard Law School, 2000; Vice provost-academic administration, Ohio State 1999-2001; Dean Ohio State College of Law, 2001-present.

PERSONAL: Husband, Doug Rogers; three daughters.

Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.