: Andrew Harris (1835-1915) served as governor of Ohio from 1906 to 1909. Although Democrat John M. Pattison was elected governor, Harris was elected lieutenant governor. Governor Pattison died while in office on June 18, 1906, and Harris then became Ohio's forty-fourth governor. During Harris's administration, a number of Progressive reforms were enacted. Ohio passed its first pure food and drug law, created a bureau of vital statistics, and banned corporations from using money to influence politics. Harris had supported passage of legislation that encouraged the spread of Prohibition across the state, thus earning him a number of enemies. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Ohio--Governors--Portraits; Ohio History--State and Local Government Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)