George K. Nash was born in Medina County, Ohio in 1842 and died in Columbus, Ohio in 1904. He left Oberlin College to enlist in the Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War. His law practice began in 1867, and in 1870 he became prosecuting attorney for a three year period. His election to the post of Attorney General of the State Of Ohio took place in 1880, and soon after that he was appointed to the Supreme Court Commission. A leader in the Republican Party, he was nominated and elected Governor of the State in 1899. He was reelected in 1901.
C.T. Webber was an active artist in the mid-nineteenth century. He was a member of the "Old Sketch Club" which was formed from the most accomplished Cincinnati artists in 1860s. He later painted the "Fighting McCooks." Webber organized the McMicken School of Art and Design in 1869. The "Underground Railroad" was also a much heralded painting of his in the 1870s.