Thursday, October 7, 2004

Joseph Hiestand, former state rep

The Associated Press

HILLSBORO - A former state lawmaker from Southwest Ohio and champion marksman has died.

Joseph F. Hiestand died Tuesday at the Crestwood Nursing Center in Hillsboro. He was 97.

Hiestand, a Republican, was a two-term Highland County commissioner before being elected to the House of Representatives, where he served from 1966 through 1974.

As a lawmaker, Hiestand sponsored bills to establish the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy and to remove the personal property tax on Ohio farmers.

During World War II, Hiestand served as a training officer for the U.S. Army Air Corps, teaching target shooting to aerial gunners.

Hiestand, a member of the National Trapshooting Hall of Fame, won trapshooting titles from 1931 through 1972. He also won more Grand American championships than any other person in the first 75 years of the event.

"He was such a great competitor all of his life," said his daughter-in-law Helen Hiestand. "He played golf well into his 90s."

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