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Helen Rhodes in front of governor's mansion photographh
Description: Helen Rhodes in front of the governor's mansion. Helen Rhodes, née Helen Rawlins (1915-1987), was the wife of the Republican Ohio governor James Rhodes. She served as Ohio's first lady for 16 years, from 1963 to 1971 and again from 1975 to 1983, longer than any other first lady in the state. James Allen Rhodes (1909-2001) was the 61st and 63rd governor of Ohio (1963-71, 1975-83) and the 44 mayor of Columbus, Ohio (1944–1952). His decision to send the Ohio National Guard troops to Kent State University campus in order to control protests resulted in shooting of students on May 4, 1970. He and Hellen Rowlins married in 1941 and had three daughters. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL07756
Subjects: Rhodes, James A. (James Allen), 1909-2001; Ohio History--State and Local Government; Governors--Ohio; Mayors--Ohio; May 4 Shootings at Kent State University, 1970
Places: 358 North Parkview Ave., Columbus, Ohio