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Ohio: The presidential state

Ohio presidential state

President’s Day on Feb. 18 has special meaning for Ohioans. That’s because many former presidents have deep roots in the Buckeye State.

The elite eight include: William Henry Harrison, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, William Taft and Warren Harding. All are Ohio natives except for Harrison, who was raised in Virginia.

Harrison, Garfield, McKinley and Harding died in office. Grant and McKinley are portrayed on currency. Grant was the first president to get a speeding ticket in a horse-drawn carriage. Hayes was the first president with a telephone in the White House.

Ed Stevens, Stevens Strategic Communications

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