Ted Ogle, who had served for 16 years on Columbus City Council and was the Republican Party chairman for Bartholomew County and Indiana's 6th congressional district, died Sunday night at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus.
Ogle, 60, had been diagnosed with cancer last year.
In his dual role as chairman of the two party organizations, the Columbus native oversaw a string of Republican victories that established the party as the dominant force in local politics.
Republicans currently control all elected positions in Columbus' City Hall, including the mayor's office, and occupy all seats on the Columbus City Council, the Bartholomew County Commissioners and the Bartholomew County Council.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Myers-Reed Chapel in Columbus.
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