Governor James A. Rhodes portrait   Save
Governor James A. Rhodes portrait
Description: Portrait of Governor James A. Rhodes (1909-2001). He served four terms as governor of Ohio from 1963 to 1971 and 1975 to 1983. Rhodes authorized the building of airports, state office buildings, prisons, and other public structures. Rhodes also lowered taxes on small business owners, hoping to enhance Ohio's economy, while he increased funding to schools and universities. In 1970, Rhodes ordered the Ohio National Guard to Kent State University to quell protests against the Vietnam War. The guardsmen killed four people. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AV105_1_43
Subjects: Ohio--Governors--Portraits; Ohio History--State and Local Government
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)