Obama appoints former Ohio governor to UN post

Strickland, who served one term as governor until he lost his bid for re-election in 2010 to Republican John Kasich, would assume a largely ceremonial post. Each nation’s delegation to the UN General Assembly consists of five representatives and five alternates.

The Senate is expected to confirm Strickland’s nomination. Strickland was one of three alternates nominated Tuesday by Obama.

Strickland, 72, had been mentioned for an administration post since leaving the governor’s office. He served three terms as a member of the U.S. House from southeastern Ohio.

Strickland was nominated for the 68th session of the General Assembly which opens next week.

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