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Richard Bishop


In office
January 14, 1878 – January 12, 1880
Lieutenant Jabez W. Fitch
Preceded by Thomas L. Young
Succeeded by Charles Foster

Born November 4, 1812
Fleming County, Kentucky
Died March 2, 1893
Political party Democratic

Richard Bishop (November 4, 1812 – March 2, 1893), also known as Richard M. Bishop and Papa Richard, was an American politician from the U.S. state of Ohio. Bishop served as the 34th Governor of Ohio.

Born in Fleming County, Kentucky, Bishop served as mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio from 1859 to 1861 before being elected to the governorship in 1877. Bishop served a single two-year term.

Political offices
Preceded by
Nicholas W. Thomas
Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio
1859–1861
Succeeded by
George Hatch
Preceded by
Thomas L. Young
Governor of Ohio
1878–1880
Succeeded by
Charles Foster
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