Description: Broadside from the campaign of Andrew L. Harris for Ohio governor, 1908. A photographic print of Harris taken by the Orr-Keifer Studio in Columbus, Ohio, is seen at center. Beneath the portrait is a signature reading "Truly Yours Andrew L. Harris."
Harris was born November 17, 1835, in Butler County, Ohio. He graduated from Miami University in 1860, and in April 1861, enlisted as a private in the 20th O.V.I. He was later commissioned as an officer in the 75th O.V.I., and saw active service in eighteen battles before being mustered out on January 15, 1865. After the Civil War, Harris served in various public offices including the Ohio Senate, as lieutenant governor under William McKinley, and in the McKinley presidential administration. He was elected Ohio's forty-fourth governor and served from 1906 until 1909. Andrew L. Harris died in Eaton on September 13, 1915. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: OVS5785 Subjects: Governors--Ohio; Ohio History--State and Local Government; Veterans; Political campaigns; Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)
Description: Charles Hammond (1779-1840) was born in Maryland and moved to Ohio to practice law in 1803. As a lawyer, he famously represented the state of Ohio in the landmark 1824 case of Osborn v. Bank of the United States, in which the state tried to tax the National Bank of the United States. Although he lost the case, his legal skills were widely recognized. He was elected first to the Ohio Senate and then to the Ohio House of Representatives between 1813 and 1822. He also served as reporter to the Ohio Supreme Court and edited the Cincinnati Gazette. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL03972 Subjects: Lawyers; Ohio History--State and Local Government; Newspapers; Politicians; Portrait photography
Ohio State Office Building cornerstone dedicationSave
Description: Two unidentified men at a microphone at the laying of the cornerstone of the State Office Building, Columbus, Ohio, 1931. Construction of the building began in 1930 and was completed in 1933. The 14-story, white marble building was designed by Cincinnati architect Harry Hake and serves as a classic example of the Modernistic style. The building was later known as the Ohio Judicial Center until 2011, when the state Supreme Court named the center in honor of the late Chief Justice Thomas Moyer, who was the second-longest chief justice in state history at the time of his death in April 2010 View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL05686 Subjects: Ohio History--State and Local Government; cornerstones; Modernist Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)
Description: This 1899 photograph shows John Armor Bingham (1815-1900), an influential political leader who served eight terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. In this image the elderly Bingham is sitting in a wicker rocking chair on a front step or porch of a brick building. He has a very large paper document folded and draped over his lap.
Bingham was born in Mercer, Pennsylvania, in 1815. He studied at Franklin College, Ohio, and was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1840. He practice law in New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, and was the county's district attorney. He was elected to his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives as a member of the Opposition Party (34th Congress); thereafter he ran as a Republican and was elected to three more consecutive terms. He lost his bid for reelection in 1862. In 1864 President Abraham Lincoln appointed him as judge advocate of the Union Army with the rank of major. In 1865 he again was elected to the House of Representatives and served until 1873. After Lincoln's assassination, Bingham was appointed one of three special judge advocates in charge of the legal proceedings against the accused assassins. He also was appointed a manager of the impeachment proceedings against President Andrew Johnson in 1868. Bingham served as minister to Japan from 1873 to 1885. He died in Cadiz, Ohio, in 1900. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL05860 Subjects: Bingham, John Armor, 1815-1900; Ohio History--Presidents and Politics; Constitutional history--United States; United States--Politics and government--1865-1883
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