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Alfred E. Kelley Collection
Description: Portrait of Alfred E. Kelley (1789-1859), who was a leading figure in state politics and became the youngest member of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1814. He continued in public service as the first mayor of Cleveland beginning in 1815. His support of canal construction led him to become known as the "father of the Ohio canal system." Before long he realized the limitations of canals, and became a proponent of railroads in the 1840s and 1850s. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL03985
Subjects: Canals--Ohio; Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development; Cleveland (Ohio); Ohio--Politics and government; Mayors--Ohio
Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)