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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio State Bar Association has named its first woman executive director.

The Columbus Dispatch reports Mary Amos Augsburger was unanimously selected last week by the Board of Governors of the lawyers' professional group. She is the first female to hold the post in the organization's 133-year history.

Augsburger begins her new job July 1.

She had been serving as the bar's legislative counsel and previously was chief counsel for the Ohio Senate and Ohio Division of Financial Institutions within the Department of Commerce. She also worked briefly as Auditor Dave Yost's policy director.

Augsburger succeeds Denny Ramey, who is retiring after 33 years.

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