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Governor George Hoadly portrait
Description: Photograph of a portrait of George Hoadly (1826-1902) who served as Ohio's governor from 1884-1885. Hoadly had an excellent reputation when he entered office, but his administration was filled with conflicts. The governor used the state militia to support the mine owners in the Great Hocking Valley Coal Strike of 1884-1885. He faced critics from both sides. Some people believed he should not have sent in the militia at all. Others thought he should have sent in troops more quickly. Hoadly was criticized as well for not sending in the Ohio militia more rapidly during the Cincinnati Courthouse Riots in 1884. Hoadly attempted to gain the Democratic Party's nomination for the presidency in 1884, but Grover Cleveland was chosen instead. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: R_415_Hoadly
Subjects: Ohio History--State and Local Government; Ohio--Governors--Portraits
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)