COLUMBUS (AP) -- Former Ohio Gov. and U.S. Rep. John J. Gilligan, a liberal Democrat whose creation of the state income tax was his most lasting accomplishment and also the undoing of his political career, died Monday. He was 92.
Gilligan's death was confirmed by his caregiver, Frank Kennedy, who did not provide a cause of death.
Gilligan's daughter Kathleen Sebelius, a former Kansas governor, in 2009 became Health and Human Services secretary under President Barack Obama.
"Jack Gilligan lived his life in service to his fellow Americans," Obama said in a statement.
"Kathleen followed in the high tradition of public service that Jack set, and they became the first father-daughter team of governors in American history," Obama said.
Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Gilligan "served with honor and distinction" and ordered flags lowered to half-staff until the day of Gilligan's funeral.
Gilligan, a teacher, became the state's 62nd governor in 1970.
Gilligan and his wife, Mary Kathryn Dixon, had four children.