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Richard Moore Bishop
Birth: Nov. 4, 1812
Elizaville
Fleming County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Mar. 2, 1893
Jacksonville
Duval County
Florida, USA

Ohio Governor. Born in Fleming County, Kentucky, he became a successful businessman before holding public office. After working in the mercantile and shipping businesses, he moved to Cincinnati in 1848 to establish a wholesale grocery. He soon became a popular citizen in the community and was elected to the Cincinnati City Council in 1857. He became the city's Mayor in 1859 as a Democrat and served until 1861. He declined to become a candidate for reelection in 1860 and turned down renomination offers from both the Democratic and Republican parties. He was also known in the Christian church as a restoration movement leader and a follower of the Cambellites, a religious practice formed to relax the strict standards of the current church. In 1873, he returned to politics and became a delegate to the Ohio Constitutional Convention. Elected as Ohio's 34th Governor in 1877, he served from 1878 to 1880. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1879. He died in Jacksonville, Florida when he was 80 years old. (bio by: K Guy) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  George D Bishop (1776 - 1835)
  Nancy Moore Bishop (1773 - 1845)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Threlkeld Bishop (1816 - 1883)*
 
 Children:
  William T. Bishop (1835 - 1908)*
  Richard H Bishop (1845 - 1913)*
  James A Bishop (1848 - 1901)*
  Anna M Bishop (1852 - 1936)*
 
 Siblings:
  Margaret W Bishop Price (1798 - 1857)*
  Mary Ann Bishop Bishop (1800 - 1848)*
  Henry Bishop (1802 - 1858)*
  Catharine Bishop Bentley (1804 - 1864)*
  George W Bishop (1808 - 1869)*
  Richard Moore Bishop (1812 - 1893)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Spring Grove Cemetery
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 20, Lot K, Grave 6
GPS (lat/lon): 39.1673, -84.52442
 
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Record added: Apr 05, 1999
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