Herrick, Myron T.

Autograph sentiment signed on official card as 42nd Ohio Governor

Price: $15.00

Description:
(1854-1929) Ohio Republican politician, 42nd Governor of Ohio 1904-06 (Warren G. Harding was his Lieutenant Governor). Member of Cleveland City Council 1885-88, in 1886 he helped finance the founding of The National Carbon Company, which figured prominently in the history of the consumer battery and the flashlight. He was a protege of political boss Mark Hanna, but in 1906 was defeated by the efforts of Wayne Wheeler and the Anti-Saloon League after he refused to support their plan for prohibition of alcohol in Ohio. He was Ambassador to France 1912-14 & 1921-29, and hosted Charles Lindbergh in Paris after his successful New York to Paris flight in 1927. He died of a heart attack in office and is the only US Ambassador to France with a street named after him, in Paris’ 8th arrondissement. Herrick was an unsuccessful candidate for the US Senate in 1916. Autograph Sentiment (“Very Truly Yours”) Signed on 3 x 4 ˝ printed “State of Ohio/Executive Chamber/Columbus” card while Governor (1904-06).

Condition: Very good
Type:Signed Card






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