Springfield Inauguration Governor Asa Bushnell 1898 Political Ribbon Ohio Badge For Sale

In great condition 3 3/8" X 8 1/2" ribbon which reads, "Staff Officer / SPRINGFIELD / Inauguration GOV. (ASA) BUSHNELL / Jan. 10, 1898". I have never seen this ribbon offered before. A wonderful Local item from Ohio. See photo for condition.offerding starts at $199.99 and First Class USPS shipping is $2.95 in US, plus insurance if requested. I will combine shipping.PLEASE DON'T MIND ANY GLARES OR DISTORTION. Please ask about the condition and I will answer the best I can.Asa S. Bushnell (Governor) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search For the former governor's grandson, who served as a sports administrator, see Asa Smith Bushnell III. Asa Smith Bushnell 40th Governor of Ohio In office
January 13, 1896– January 8, 1900 Lieutenant Asa W. Jones Preceded by William McKinley Succeeded by George K. Nash Personal details Born September 16, 1834
Rome, New York Died January 15, 1904 (aged69)
Columbus, Ohio Resting place Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield, Ohio Political party Republican Spouse(s) Ellen Ludlow Children three Religion Methodist Episcopal Church Signature Wikimedia Commons has media related to Asa S. Bushnell (Governor).

Asa Smith Bushnell I (September 16, 1834 – January 15, 1904) was a Republican politician from Ohio. He served as the 40th Governor of Ohio. Prior to becoming Governor, he served as the president of the Warder, Bushnell and Glessner Company, which became one of four companies that merged to form International Harvester. Other roles in business included serving as president of the Springfield Gas Company and the First National Bank of Springfield.[1]

Contents
  • 1 Biography
    • 1.1 Valentine Anti-Trust Act
    • 1.2 Death
  • 2 Family
  • 3 Residence
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links
Biography

Bushnell was born in Rome, New York and moved to Springfield, Ohio at age 17. During the American Civil War, he raised a company of men for the 152nd Ohio Infantry, a 100 days regiment, and served as captain from May to September 1864.[2] He was a Presidential elector in 1884 for Blaine/Logan.[3] A business executive, Bushnell served as the Ohio State Republican Party Chair in 1885. He succeeded William McKinley as governor, serving two two-year terms from 1896-1900.

Valentine Anti-Trust Act

During the Bushnell administration, Ohio took an early leadership role in trust-busting. The Valentine Anti-Trust Act was signed into law by Bushnell. This Act prohibited price fixing, and production limitation. All of these practices helped businesses by driving up the prices for their products, thus harming the consumer. In addition to Valentine Anti-Trust Act, Bushnell's attorney general pursued the monopolistic practices of the Standard Oil Company in the courts. Eventually, U.S. Senator John Sherman of Ohio introduced the Sherman Antitrust Act in the United States Congress in 1890. This law served as the first serious attempt by the federal government to break up monopolies and trusts, though successful enforcement of anti-trust laws was still more than a decade, and new political commitment, away.[4]

Death

Bushnell came from his home at Springfield in January 1904 to the inauguration of Governor Myron T. Herrick at Columbus. After the ceremony, he entered his carriage to return home, was struck with apoplexy before reaching the railroad station, and died at a Columbus hospital four days later.[5][6] He was buried in the Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield on January 18, 1904.[5][7]

Family

Bushnell married Ellen Ludlow of Springfield, September 17, 1857. They had two daughters and a son.[8] He was a member of the Masons, the Grand Army of the Republic, and Methodist Episcopal Church[5]

Residence Gov. Asa S. Bushnell House, 838 E. High St., Springfield, Ohio (1885-88). Now a funeral home.

Bushnell and his wife built a Richardson Romanesque mansion in Springfield, Ohio. The house was not designed by Henry Hobson Richardson, but by Richardson’s firm soon after the architect's death. Both of Bushnell's business partners, Benjamin Head Warder and John Glessner, had earlier hired Richardson to design their houses: the Warder Mansion in Washington, DC, and the John J. Glessner House in Chicago. Glessner's house is considered one of Richardson's greatest designs.

The Bushnell House is part of Springfield's East High Street Historic District,[9] which is on the National Register of Historic Places.[10]


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