President Garfield Among 'Great Ohioans' Additions At Statehouse

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U.S. President James Garfield is among three "Great Ohioans" being added to an exhibit that's part of the Ohio Statehouse Museum.

The other honorees are football coach Paul Brown and inventor Granville T. Woods. The three were approved by the board that maintains the Ohio Statehouse and presented by a foundation that works to preserve its history.

Garfield was born in Ohio and eventually represented the state in Congress before being elected as the nation's 20th president. Brown became a football legend, coaching prep, college and pro teams across the state. The Columbus-born Woods was considered the leading black inventor of his time.

The Great Ohioan Award honors people who played a significant role in a historical event at least 25 years ago.