Monday, March 05, 2001

Highs and lows of Rhodes' career




        Significant dates in the political career of former Gov. James Rhodes, who died Sunday at age 91.

        • 1934: Elected GOP committeeman in the 16th Ward of the Ohio State University district.

        • 1943: Elected mayor of Columbus.

        • 1950: Runs for GOP nomination for governor and loses.

        • 1952: Elected state auditor.

        • 1954: Wins GOP nomination for governor, but loses to Democratic incumbent Frank Lausche.

        • 1962: Elected governor, defeating Democrat Michael DiSalle.

        • 1970: Loses GOP nomination for U.S. Senate to Robert Taft Jr., father of current Ohio Gov. Bob Taft.

        • 1970: Orders National Guard troops to Kent State University to put down an anti-war demonstration. Four students were killed and nine wounded when troops opened fire.

        • 1974: After sitting out one term because of state law prohibiting three consecutive terms, is re-elected governor.

        • 1983: Ends second two-term stay in office.

        • 1986: Runs for a fifth term, losing to Democratic incumbent Richard Celeste.

       



Gov. Rhodes dies
- Highs and lows of Rhodes' career
Online classes give busy students an edge
Charters keep more pupils
City law on racial profiling starts to gel
Meters dispense parking coupons
More colleges offering remedial classes
What Tristate colleges offer
Regional campuses create computer degree
Hotel for pets is no fleabag
Fire hits Newport city garage
Insurers battle cancer proposal
Lecturer calls for action to relieve global warming
Local Digest
McConnell pushes for 'clean coal'
Springfield swim club to reopen by late May
State awaits school feedback
You asked for it