February 14, 2024
Bingham - John Bingham
Raised in Cadiz, Ohio, John Armour Bingham is a former United States House of Representatives member. Congressman Bingham was notorious for his view on anti-slavery. He is credited as "the James Madison of the 14th Amendment" because of his proposal to add what is now known as the Equal Protection Clause. He also served as a prosecutor for John Wilkes Booth's co-conspirators and presented the prosecutions for President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trials. This c.1860-1875 photo is courtesy of the Library of Congress. Bingham was named a Great Ohioan in 2024.