CJ McLin (D) of Dayton served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 1967-1988 in the 36th district. He was active in his community throughout his entire life, in part because of his father, civic leader CJ "Mac" McLin, Sr. McLin Jr. ran for state representative in 1966 following the race riots in the Dayton area and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Together with Rep. Larry Smith, he formed the Black Elected Democrats of Ohio, which became the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus in 1995. Rep. McLin served eleven consecutive terms and was elected for a twelfth in 1988, but died a few days after he was sworn in. At the time of his death, McLin was the longest-serving black legislator in Ohio. His daughter, Rhine McLin, was appointed to fill his seat.