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Richard Moore Bishop

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.

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  • Added: 4 Apr 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5071
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Moore Bishop (4 Nov 1812–2 Mar 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5071, citing Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .