Friday, March 16, 2007

Hayes as Governor of Ohio

First I’ll start with a trivia question (I'm in a trivia mode this week!) – how many presidents were from Ohio? Can you name them?

The Ohio Historical Society has a great biography of Rutherford B. Hayes as Governor of Ohio. I think it is fun to sometimes look at the accomplishment of Presidents in other periods of their life besides just the presidency.

Some neat facts from the biography:
  • Hayes the first Ohio Governor to be elected to a third term
  • Hayes’ first campaign centered around the subject of African-American suffrage
  • The Agricultural and Mechanical College was founded in 1878, which later became Ohio State University
  • Hayes added several hundred letters and other manuscripts on early Ohio history to the Ohio State Library

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