(Photo from the Xavier University website.)
There is a long history of the Gilligan family at Xavier. The Governor’s father was Xavier’s first men’s basketball coach and was one of the six initial lay member of the University’s Board of Trustees. After returning from WWII, Governor Gilligan took his first job teaching literature at the University. He later ran for Cincinnati City Council and won. He also served in Congress before becoming Governor. The Gilligan family has continued in public service. Governor Gilligan and his oldest daughter Kathleen Sebelius became the only father/daughter governor combination in American history. Today, Sebelius serves as the Secretary of the US Department for Health and Human Services…
…Those awarded the Gilligan Public Service Scholarship illustrate strong scholastic achievements and a deep commitment to public life.
UPDATE 23 JAN 2012: Since OTRITT posted this story, Xavier University has scrubbed their website to remove the above photo and mention of Kathleen Sebelius.