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Where would you find this statue of former Cleveland Mayor Tom L. Johnson?

Tom L. Johnson was the Mayor of Cleveland from 1901-1909. Lincoln Steffens called him "The best mayor of the best-governed city in the United States."

Tom L Johnson statue - Mayor of Cleveland

Johnson earned his fortune as the inventor of a pay-box for trolleys. He invested in street railways in Indianapolis, Cleveland, and Detroit.

He was known as a great Progressive politician and was the Democratic nominee for Ohio Governor in 1903.

Tom L Johnson statue inscription

Tom L. Johnson statue inscription

Though there is a well-known statue of Johnson on Cleveland's Public Square, this statue is near the back entrance of the Western Reserve Historical Society.

Tom L. Johnson statue in Cleveland

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