: Photograph of a portrait of Joseph Vance (1786-1852) who served as Ohio's governor from 1836-1838. Vance was elected as Ohio's governor in 1836, becoming the first Whig Party candidate elected in the state. During his term as governor, Vance supported state funding for public schools and canal construction. He also worked to abolish capital punishment in Ohio. He had an excellent reputation as governor until he supported the extradition of someone accused of helping escaped slaves to stand trial in Kentucky. Although Vance had previously been known for his anti-slavery views, the extradition seriously affected his campaign for reelection in 1838. Ultimately, Wilson Shannon was elected as governor instead. View on Ohio Memory.
: R_445_Vance Subjects
: Ohio History--State and Local Government; Ohio--Governors--Portraits Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)