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Ohio Governor John W. Bricker photograph
Description: Ohio Governor John W. Bricker at desk, ca. 1930. He served three terms as governor, from 1939 to 1945. Bricker was the state's attorney general (1932-1939) under Governor Martin L. Davey, as well as a U.S. Senator (1947-1959). Bricker was born near Mt. Sterling, Ohio, in 1893 and graduated in 1920 with a law degree from The Ohio State University. Bricker's most famous act as senator was his sponsorship of the Bricker Amendment (1953), which would have limited the president's ability to enter into agreements with foreign nations. Upset by the United States' involvement in the Korean War, Bricker objected to President Harry Truman's decision to send United States soldiers to Korea under the authority of the United Nations without prior approval of the United States Congress. The amendment lost by a single vote in the Senate and was never enacted. Following his defeat for reelection, Bricker returned to his law practice in Columbus. He died in 1986. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05634
Subjects: Bricker, John W. (John William), 1893-1986; Governors--Ohio; Ohio History--State and Local Government; Treaty-making power--United States
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)