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Governor Charles Foster portrait
Description: Photograph of a portrait of Charles Foster (1828-1904) who served as Ohio's governor from 1880-1884. Foster chose to run as the Republican candidate for Ohio governor in 1879. He campaigned on the issue of sound money, which would require the government to back paper money with gold. Foster won the election and focused his administration on reforming the state government so that it was more efficient. In addition, Foster supported the temperance movement by favoring higher liquor taxes. Ultimately, his support of this tax, known as the Pond Law, contributed to his defeat in the election of 1883. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: R_405_Foster
Subjects: Ohio History--State and Local Government; Ohio--Governors--Portraits
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)