January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2023
The son of a railroad construction worker, Charles was born in 1939 in Galion, Ohio. Curran graduated from Bellefontaine High School in 1958. He attended Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois and earned a bachelor’s degree in Government and Library Science in 1963. He pursued some graduate work at Miami University and the University of Dayton. He relocated to the Dayton area in 1963 and has lived in Beavercreek since 2009.
In 1963, Curran worked at the Dayton Public Library and was tasked to handle government documents. From 1963 to 1965, he worked as a Social Sciences teacher at Fairborn High School. From 1965 to 1966, he worked as a Reference Librarian at Belmont High School. In 1966, he became a Political Science Instructor at Sinclair Community College until his full-time retirement in 2017. He is currently teaching part-time classes in the College for Lifelong Learning Department at local senior citizen centers in Miamisburg and Kettering.
From 1970 to 1979, he served as a Dayton City Commissioner. He later won election as the Ohio State Senator for the 6th district from 1979 to 1983. His 6 four-year terms began in 1983 to 2006 as a Montgomery County Commissioner.
All roles within his careers within the high schools of Fairborn and Belmont, as well as through Sinclair Community College, have resulted in enhanced knowledge of sharing how the government works. His careers in his roles of working in the commission office and as an Ohio State Senator has enabled him to maintain a personal working relationship with those colleagues. This allowed him to continue to bring real-world experience to the classrooms and also continue to keep him engaged in a number of issues affecting the community he works and resides in to ensure smooth communications and involvement of all community members.