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Published: Friday, 4/20/2012

Civil War general, 4-H founder, researchers among 6 new 'Great Ohioan' honorees for exhibit


COLUMBUS — Civil War general and Lancaster native William Tecumseh Sherman is among six "Great Ohioans" being added to an exhibit that's part of the Ohio Statehouse Museum.

The honorees were approved by the board that maintains the Ohio Statehouse and presented by a foundation that works to preserve its history.

The Great Ohioan Award honors people who lived in Ohio for at least five years and played a significant role in significant historical event at least 25 years ago. This year's class includes 4-H program founder Albert Belmont Graham of Lena and philanthropist and researcher Gordon Battelle of Columbus. They're joined by World War II fighter pilot Dominic Salavtore Gentile of Piqua, clergyman Washington Gladden of Columbus and Albert Sabin of Cincinnati, a medical researcher known for the oral polio vaccine.

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