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Charles Foster portrait
Description: Charles Foster (1828-1904) was governor of Ohio from 1880 to 1884. Foster chose to run as the Republican candidate for Ohio governor in 1879, and campaigned on the issue of sound money, which would require the government to back paper money with gold. Foster won the election and focused his administration on reforming the state government so that it was more efficient. In addition, Foster supported the temperance movement by favoring higher liquor taxes. Ultimately, his support of this tax, known as the Pond Law, contributed to his defeat in the election of 1883. He later went on to serve as Secretary of the Treasury under President Benjamin Harrison from 1891 through 1893. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL02808
Subjects: Governors--Ohio; Other--Federal Government; Republican Party; Temperance; Portrait photography
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