Governor Martin L. Davey's inauguration photograph   Save
Governor Martin L. Davey's inauguration photograph
Description: Ohio Governor Martin L. Davey is shown on the day of his inauguration. The date possibly is January 14, 1935 (his first inauguration as the state's governor); he was re-elected in 1936. Although Davey was a Democrat, he opposed many of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programs because they assumed control over programs previously administered by the state. As a result of Davey's opposition to Roosevelt's policies, the governor was charged with corruption by federal officials. He was investigated in 1937 but never charged with any crime; however, the stigma cost him politically. He lost his bid for re-election in 1938. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05633
Subjects: Davey, Martin L. (Martin Luther), 1884-1946; Governors--Ohio; Inaugurations--Governors--Ohio; Ohio History--State and Local Government
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)