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Unidentified man at microphone photograph
Description: Unidentified man speaking before an NBC microphone. A handwritten note on the reverse side of the photograph reads: "Davey: Corruption investigation 1935." This note likely refers to Martin L. Davey, governor of Ohio from 1935 to 1939. As governor, Davey had to help Ohioans cope with the Great Depression. Although President Franklin D. Roosevelt was a fellow Democrat, Davey opposed many of Roosevelt's New Deal programs because they assumed control over many programs previously operated by the states. As a result of Davey's opposition to Roosevelt's policies, the governor was charged with corruption by federal officials. Davey was cleared of all charges, but federal government aid ceased flowing into Ohio during a time when many Ohioans were in need. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05636
Subjects: Governors--Ohio; Political corruption; Great Depression and the New Deal; Radio broadcasting
Places: Unidentified man at microphone photograph