About

   
   
   
   
   

Capital: Columbus

State Nickname: Buckeye State

State Bird: Cardinal

State Flower: Scarlet Carnation

Admitted to the Union: March 1, 1803

 
Governors

March 3, 1803 to March 4, 1807:

Edward Tiffin*

* Resigned from office

March 4, 1807 to December 12, 1808:

Thomas Kirker

December 12, 1808 to December 8, 1810:

Samuel Huntington

December 8, 1810 to March 24, 1814:

Return Jonathan Meigs*

* Resigned from office

March 24, 1814 to Decemer 8, 1814:

Othneil Looker

December 8, 1814 to December 14, 1818:

Thomas Worthington

December 14, 1818 to January 4, 1822:

Ethan Allen Brown

January 4, 1822 to December 28, 1822:

Allen Trimble*

* Resigned from office

December 28, 1822 to December 19, 1826:

Jeremiah Morrow

December 19, 1826 to December 18, 1830:

Allen Trimble

December 18, 1830 to December 7, 1832:

Duncan McArthur

December 7, 1832 to December 12, 1836:

Robert Lucas

December 12, 1836 to December 13, 1838:

Joseph Vance

December 13, 1838 to December 6, 1840:

Wilson Shannon

December 16, 1840 to December 14, 1842:

Thomas Crown

December 14, 1842 to April 15, 1844:

Wilson Shannon

* Resigned from office

April 15, 1844 to December 3, 1844:

Thomas W. Bartley

December 3, 1844 to December 12, 1846:

Mordecai Bartley

December 12, 1846 to January 22, 1849:

William Bebb

January 22, 1849 to December 12, 1850:

Seabury Ford

December 12, 1850 to July 13, 1853:

Rueben Wood*

* Resigned from office

July 13, 1853 to January 14, 1856:

William Medill

January 14, 1856 to January 9, 1860:

Salmon P. Chase

January 9, 1860 to January 13, 1862:

William Dennison

January 13, 1862 to January 11, 1864:

David Tod

January 11, 1864 to August 29, 1865:

John Brough*

* Resigned from office

August 29, 1865 to January 8, 1866:

Charles Anderson

January 8, 1866 to January 13, 1868:

Jacob D. Cox

January 13, 1868 to January 8, 1872:

Rutherford B. Hayes*

* Resigned from office due to winning the Presidential Election

January 6, 1872 to January 12, 1874:

Edward F. Noves

January 12, 1874 to January 10, 1876:

William Allen

March 2, 1876 to January 14, 1878:

Thomas L. Young

January 14, 1878 to January 12, 1880:

Richard M. Bishop

January 12, 1880 to January 14, 1884:

Charles Foster

January 14, 1884 to January 11, 1886:

George Hoadly

January 11, 1886 to January 13, 1890:

Joseph B. Foraker

January 13, 1890 to January 11, 1892:

James E. Campbell

January 11, 1892 to January 13, 1896:

William McKinley, Jr.

January 13, 1896 to January 8, 1900:

Asa S. Bushnell

January 8, 1900 to January 11, 1904:

George K. Nash

January 11, 1904 to January 8, 1906:

Myron T. Herrick

January 8, 1906 to June 18, 1906:

John M. Pattison*

* Died in office

June 18, 1906 to January 11, 1909:

Andrew L. Harris

January 11, 1911 to January 13, 1913:

Judson Harmon

January 13, 1913 to January 11, 1915:

James M. Cox

January 11, 1915 to January 8, 1917:

Frank B. Willis

January 8, 1917 to January 10, 1921:

James M. Cox

January 10, 1921 to January 8, 1923:

Harry L. Davis

January 8, 1923 to January 14, 1929:

Alvin Victor Donahey

January 14, 1929 to January 12, 1931:

Myers Y. Cooper

January 12, 1931 to January 14, 1935:

George White

January 14, 1935 to January 9, 1939:

Martin L. Davey

January 9, 1939 to January 8, 1945:

John W. Bricker

January 8, 1945 to January 13, 1947:

Frank J. Lausche

January 13, 1947 to January 10, 1949:

Thomas J. Herbert

January 10, 1949 to January 3, 1957:

Frank J. Lausche*

* Resigned from office

January 3, 1957 to January 14, 1957:

John W. Brown

January 14, 1957 to January 12, 1959:

C. William O'Neill

January 12, 1959 to January 14, 1963:

Michael V. Disalle

January 14, 1963 to January 11, 1971:

James A. Rhodes

January 11, 1971 to January 13, 1975:

John J. Gilligan

January 13, 1975 to January 10, 1983:

James A. Rhodes

January 10, 1983 to January 14, 1991:

Richard F. Celeste

January 14, 1991 to December 31, 1998:

George W. Voinovich

December 31, 1998 January 11, 1999 :

Nancy Putnam Hollister

January 11, 1999 to January 8, 2007:

Bob Taft

January 8, 2007 –

Ted Strickland

 
Senators - Class I

April 1, 1803 – April 25, 1808

John Smith * Resigned

December 12, 1808 – December 8, 1810

Return Jonathan Meigs, Jr. * Resigned

December 15, 1810 – December 1, 1814

Thomas Worthington * Resigned

December 10, 1814 – March 3, 1815

Joseph Kerr

March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1833

Benjamin Ruggles

March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1839

Thomas Morris

March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1845

Benjamin Tappan

March 4, 1845 – July 20, 1850

Thomas Corwin

July 20, 1850 - March 3, 1851

Thomas Ewing, Sr. * Resigned

March 15, 1851 – March 3, 1869

Benjamin Franklin Wade

March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1881

Allen Granberry Thurman

March 4, 1881 – March 4, 1897

John Sherman * Resigned

March 4, 1897 – February 15, 1904

Marcus Alonzo Hanna

March 23, 1904 – March 3, 1911

Charles William Frederick Dick

March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1923

Atlee Pomerene

March 4, 1923 – January 3, 1935

Simeon Davison Fess

January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1941

Alvin Victor Donahey

January 3, 1941 – September 30, 1945

Harold Hitz Burton * Resigned

October 8, 1945 – November 5, 1946

James Wylie Huffman

November 6, 1946 – January 3, 1947

Kingsley Arter Taft

January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1959

John William Bricker

January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1971

Stephen Marvin Young

January 3, 1971 – December 28, 1976

Robert Taft, Jr.

January 4, 1974 – January 3, 1983

Howard Morton Metzenbaum

January 4, 1995 – January 4, 2007

Richard Michael DeWine

January 3, 2007 –

Sherrod Campbell Brown

 
Senators - Class III

April 4, 1803 – March 3, 1807

Thomas Worthington

March 4, 1807 – March 3, 1809

Edward Tiffin * Resigned office

May 18, 1809 – December 12, 1809

Stanley Griswold

December 11, 1809 – March 3, 1813

Alexander Campbell

March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1819

Jeremiah Morrow

March 4, 1819 – December 13, 1821

William Allen Trimble * Died in office

January 3, 1822 – March 3, 1825

Ethan Allen Brown

March 4, 1825 – May 20, 1828

William Henry Harrison * Resigned office

December 10, 1828 – March 3, 1831

Jacob Burnet

March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1837

Thomas Ewing, Sr.

March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1849

William Allen

March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1855

Salmon Portland Chase

March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1861

George Ellis Pugh

March 4, 1861 – March 6, 1961

Salmon Portland Chase * Resigned office

March 21, 1861 – March 8, 1877

John Sherman * Resigned office

March 21, 1877 – March 3, 1879

Thomas Stanley Matthews

March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1885

George Hunt Pendleton

March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1891

Henry B. Payne

March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1897

Calvin Stewart Brice

March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1909

Joseph Benson Foraker

March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1909,

Theodore Elijah Burton

January 4, 1915 – March 4, 1921

Warren Gamaliel Harding

March 4, 1921 – March 30, 1928

Frank Bartlett Willis * Died in office

April 5, 1928 – December 14, 1928

Cyrus Locher

November 5, 1929 – November 30, 1930

Roscoe Conkling McCulloch

December 1, 1930 – January 3, 1939

Robert Johns Bulkley

January 3, 1939 – July 31, 1953

Robert Alphonso Taft

November 10, 1953 – December 2, 1954

Thomas Aloysius Burke

December 16, 1954 – January 3, 1957

George Harrison Bender

January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1969

Frank John Lausche

January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1974

William Bart Saxbe

December 29, 1976 – January 4, 1995

Howard Morton Metzenbaum

December 24, 1974 – January 6, 1999

John Herschel Glenn Jr.

January 6, 1999 –

George Victor Voinovich

 
State Song
Beautiful Ohio

Lyrics by Ballard MacDonald and Wilbert B. McBride
Music by Mary Earl

I sailed away;
Wandered afar;
Crossed the mighty restless sea;
Looked for where I ought to be.
Cities so grand, mountains above,
Led to this land I love.

Chorus

Beautiful Ohio, where the golden grain
Dwarf the lovely flowers in the summer rain.
Cities rising high, silhouette the sky.
Freedom is supreme in this majestic land;
Mighty factories seem to hum in tune, so grand.
Beautiful Ohio, thy wonders are in view,
Land where my dreams all come true!

Drifting with the current down a moonlit stream
While above the Heavens in their glory gleam
And the stars on high
Twinkle in the sky
Seeming in a paradise of love divine
Dreaming of a pair of eyes that looked in mine
Beautiful Ohio, in dreams again I see
Visions of what used to be.


The song was adopted in 1989 as offical state song.

Click Left Triangle to Play Melody
State Population

1810: 230,760

1820: 518,434

1830: 937,903

1840: 1,519,467

1850: 1,980,329

1860: 2,339,502

1870: 2,665,260

1880: 3,198,062

1890: 3,672,316

1900: 4,157,545

1910: 4,767,121

1920: 5,759,394

1930: 6,646,697

1940: 6,907,612

1950: 7,946,627

1960: 9,767,397

1970: 10,657,423

1980: 10,797,630

1990: 10,847,115

2000: 11,353,143


State Capitol Building 1907
 

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