: George K. Nash (1842-1904) was the 41st governor of Ohio from 1900 to 1904. As governor, Nash instituted an auditing system for state agencies and enlarged the governor's ability to have input into the creation of laws. In 1903, a constitutional amendment was passed that gave the governor limited veto power. Nash and his supporters did not like the reform efforts used by Progressive reformers such as Mayor Tom L. Johnson of Cleveland and Samuel "Golden Rule" Jones of Toledo. As a result, his administration intervened in those cities and used the state legislature to reduce the power of Progressive community leaders. View on Ohio Memory.
: AV105_1_26 Subjects
: Ohio--Governors--Portraits; Ohio History--State and Local Government Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)