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Governor Richard M. Bishop portrait
Description: Photograph of a portrait of Richard M. Bishop (1812-1893), Ohio's governor from 1878-1880. Bishop's term as governor was relatively uneventful. The state legislature passed the Bland-Allison Act, which allowed for the coinage of silver, as well as passing laws that punished election bribery and blackmail. Democrats were not entirely satisfied with Bishop's administration though, because they believed that his sons had too much influence on political appointments that were made during his terms. As a result, the party chose Thomas Ewing, Jr., instead of Bishop, as its candidate in the 1879 elections. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: R_385_Bishop
Subjects: Ohio History--State and Local Government; Ohio--Governors--Portraits
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)