From Ohio History Central
The Ohio legislature passed the Buchanan-Clark Bible Bill in 1925. Ohio Governor A. Victor Donahey vetoed the legislation. In 1925, the Republican Party controlled the Ohio legislature. Most Progressive reformers supported the Republican Party. Donahey was a member of the Democratic Party. During his six years (1923-1929) in office, Donahey earned the nickname "Veto Vic" due to his repeated vetoing of legislative actions. The Ohio legislature failed to overturn the governor's veto. Despite the legislature's defeat, the Buchanan-Clark Bible Bill illustrates the large number of Ohioans who sought to introduce religious teachings into public education—a leading goal of Progressives—during the 1920s.
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