Thomas J. Herbert
|56th Governor of Ohio|
January 13, 1947 – January 10, 1949
|Lieutenant||Paul M. Herbert|
|Preceded by||Frank J. Lausche|
|Succeeded by||Frank J. Lausche|
|34th Ohio Attorney General|
|Governor||John W. Bricker|
|Preceded by||Herbert S. Duffy|
|Succeeded by||Hugh S. Jenkins|
|Associate Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court|
January, 1957 – January, 1963
|Preceded by||William L. Hart|
|Succeeded by||Paul M. Herbert|
Thomas John Herbert
October 28, 1894
|Died||October 26, 1974 (aged 79)|
|Spouse(s)||Jeanette Judson, Mildred Helen Stevenson|
|Children||John D. Herbert|
|Alma mater||Case Western Reserve University School of Law|
Thomas John Herbert (October 28, 1894 – October 26, 1974) was a Republican politician from Ohio. He was the 56th Governor of Ohio.
Herbert was born in Cleveland, Ohio. During World War I Herbert served in the Army Air Service. While flying with No. 56 Squadron RAF in France, he was wounded in action 8 August 1918. After the war, Herbert returned to Ohio, where he graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1919, and practiced law. He served as State Attorney General from 1939 to 1945. In the Republican landslide year of 1946, Herbert defeated incumbent governor Frank J. Lausche. Lausche defeated Herbert in the latter's bid for re-election two years later. Herbert served as a justice of the Ohio Supreme Court from 1957 until 1963. He suffered a stroke March 21, 1961, and decided not to run for re-election.
Herbert married Jeanette Judson of Cleveland on April 30, 1919, and they had four children. Jeanette died December 30, 1945. Herbert remarried while Governor to Mildred Helen Stevenson of Indianapolis on January 3, 1948. They had one daughter. Mildred died in 1962. Herbert died October 26, 1974, two days before his 80th birthday, after years of illness.
His son John D. Herbert was Ohio State Treasurer for two terms, 1963 to 1971 and an unsuccessful candidate for Ohio Attorney General in 1970.