: Dated December 31, 1934, this is a telegram from Marie Wing to Martin L. Davey, in which she personally welcomes him to his new position as governor of Ohio and expresses her high hopes for his service to the state. The telegram is made for the Christmas season with "Holiday Greetings" at the top and featuring a candle with holly on the left and the three magi, or wise men, traveling to Bethlehem, on the right.
Martin L. Davey, Ohio's 53rd governor, was born on July 25, 1884, in Kent, Ohio, where his father, John Davey, founded the Davey Tree Expert Company which provides tree, lawn, and other plant care. Davey attended Kent High School, and upon graduation worked for the Oliver Typewriter Company in Cleveland, Ohio. Later, he attended Oberlin College, but decided to help his father found the Davey Tree Expert Company. He served as mayor of Kent from 1913-1918 and served in the United States House of Representatives from 1918-1921 and 1923-1929. In 1934, he was elected governor, after having lost the race previously in 1928 to republican Myers Y. Cooper. As governor, Davey passed the School Foundation Bill and restructured Ohio's Relief Administration. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Kent (Ohio); Governors; Politicians; New Year's; Holidays; Correspondence Places