: Photograph of a portrait of Seabury Ford (1801-1855), the twentieth governor of Ohio from 1849-1850. He was Ohio's last Whig governor. Very little was accomplished in the legislature during Ford's term as governor. The Ohio General Assembly was divided over national issues. Ford's one great success was the repeal of the Black Laws, which had discriminated against African Americans in Ohio. The legislature also voted to hold a constitutional convention in 1850. The Ohio Constitution of 1851 was the result of this convention. View on Ohio Memory.
: R_402_Ford Subjects
: Ohio History--State and Local Government; Ohio--Governors--Portraits Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)