An appointive board of public service consists of a president and four directors of divisions, public welfare, public safety, public utilities, and streets and sewers.
It was his plan to fill the more important offices with Republicans, as they had been excluded from appointive office during the Federalist ascendancy, and to divide the smaller places between the parties somewhat in accordance with their relative strength.'
His appointive power is unusually large.
With the advice and consent of the state Senate he selects the secretary of state, attorney-general, superintendent of public instruction, chancellor, chief justice, judges of the supreme, circuit, inferior and district courts, and the so-called " lay " judges of the court of errors and appeals, in addition to the minor administrative officers who are usually appointive in all American states.
Finally, in 1903, by a municipal code for the state (see Ohio) the federal plan was abandoned, and by a somewhat complex system power and responsibility were divided among the mayor, the council, the governor, an appointive board of public safety, and certain elective officers.