Governor Joseph B. Foraker portrait   Save
Governor Joseph B. Foraker portrait
Description: Portrait of Joseph B. Foraker (1846-1917) who served two, two-year terms as Governor of Ohio from 1886-1890. As governor, Foraker was concerned about election fraud in Ohio. He helped institute a voter registration program and favored changes in how election boards were established. During his administration, the state legislature also passed the Dow Law, which taxed the sale of alcoholic beverages in Ohio. The governor instituted a number of reforms, including the establishment of boards to reduce corruption in city government, the creation of a state board of health, and greater oversight of the operations of the state penitentiary. Foraker was elected to a second term in 1887 but was unsuccessful in winning a third term in 1889. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AV105_1_23
Subjects: Ohio--Governors--Portraits; Ohio History--State and Local Government
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)