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Governor John Brough portrait
Description: Portrait of Governor John Brough (1811-1865). He was elected in 1864 during the Civil War and pledged to continue military support for the Union cause. Brough was Ohio's twenty-sixth governor. During his administration, he supported a tax that provided financial support for soldiers' families and improved conditions in military hospitals. In addition to recruiting Ohio troops for the war effort, he also offered the Ohio militia for federal service. In spite of the fact that he was not a Republican, Brough supported Abraham Lincoln's reelection campaign in 1864. Brough's health deteriorated during his term as governor and he had decided not to seek reelection. Brough did not live long enough to complete his term. He sprained his ankle in a fall and the ankle injury became gangrenous. Brough died in Cleveland on August 29, 1865, approximately four months before he was supposed to leave office. The lieutenant governor, Charles Anderson, completed his term. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AV105_1_19
Subjects: Ohio--Governors--Portraits; Ohio History--State and Local Government
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)