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James A. Rhodes

 
 
James A. Rhodes Statue image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 12, 2008
1. James A. Rhodes Statue
Inscription. He served as Governor for 16 years—longer than any other state governor in the history of the Union.

Governor of the State of Ohio, 1975–1983, 1963–1971 • Auditor of the State of Ohio, 1953–1963 • Major of the City of Columbus, 1944–1953 • Auditor of the City of Columbus, 1940–1944 • Member of the Columbus Board of Education, 1938–1940.
 
Erected 1982.
 
Location. 39° 57.752′ N, 82° 59.96′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on East Broad Street (U.S. 40) west of 3rd Street (U.S. 62), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 E Broad St, Columbus OH 43215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trinity Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ohio Statehouse / Lincoln at the Statehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Peace (within shouting distance of this marker); Charity Newsies (within shouting distance of this marker); “These Are My Jewels” (about 300 feet away, measured
James A. Rhodes Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 12, 2008
2. James A. Rhodes Monument
in a direct line); The State House (about 300 feet away); The Unknown Boy Scout (about 400 feet away); The Underground Railroad / Black Conductors of Columbus (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
More about this marker. Statue is in front of the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower, the tallest building in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .  James A. Rhodes. “Due to an Ohio constitutional amendment that limited governors to no more than two consecutive terms, Rhodes had to leave office at the end of his second term. He, however, sought reelection in 1974 and again in 1978, winning both elections. During these two terms, Rhodes continued to oppose tax increases. Like he had done during his first time in office, Rhodes also sent Ohio officials to other states to recruit businesses to come to Ohio. These officials became known as ‘Rhodes’ Raiders,’ as they raided other states for businesses.” (Submitted on November 27, 2008.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
James A. Rhodes (1909–2001) image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 12, 2008
3. James A. Rhodes (1909–2001)
1982 bronze by Gary Ross was moved to this location from the Statehouse in 1989.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,034 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on , by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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