: George White (1872-1953), governor of Ohio from 1931 to 1935. As governor, White had to deal with the Great Depression. He attempted to create numerous relief programs, but he faced opposition from the Republican-controlled legislature, as well as from some opponents within his own party. Upon taking office, White successfully reduced the state budget by twenty million dollars, a fifteen-percent reduction. He also created the Ohio Highway Patrol and implemented sales taxes on cosmetics, cigarettes, and other non-essential items to increase state revenues. View on Ohio Memory.
: AV105_1_35 Subjects
: Ohio--Governors--Portraits; Ohio History--State and Local Government Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)