Governor A. Victor Donahey portrait   Save
Governor A. Victor Donahey portrait
Description: Portrait of A. Victor Donahey (1873-1946). He served three consecutive terms as governor of Ohio from 1923 to 1929. As governor, Donahey faced a legislature dominated by Republicans. During his first two terms in office, Donahey vetoed 117 bills, but the legislature eventually passed many of these without the governor's approval. Donahey's use of the veto power earned him the nickname, "veto Vic." Despite the governor's contentious relationship with the legislature, he succeeded in dramatically improving Ohio's roads and reforming the state's judicial system. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AV105_1_33
Subjects: Ohio--Governors--Portraits; Ohio History--State and Local Government
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)