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Jeremiah MORROW

(1771-1852)
Senate Years of Service:
1813-1819
Party:
Democratic Republican; Whig

MORROW, Jeremiah, a Representative and a Senator from Ohio; born near Gettysburg, Pa., October 6, 1771; attended the public schools; moved to that part of the Northwest Territory which is now the State of Ohio in 1795; surveyor; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member, Territorial house of representatives 1801-1802; member, State senate 1803; upon the admission of Ohio as a State into the Union was elected as a Democratic Republican to the Eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from October 17, 1803, to March 3, 1813; did not seek renomination in 1812, having become a candidate for Senator; chairman, Committee on Public Lands (Tenth through Twelfth Congresses); elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1813, to March 3, 1819; was not a candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on Public Lands (Fourteenth and Fifteenth Congresses); State canal commissioner 1822; Governor of Ohio 1822-1826; member, State senate 1827-1828; member, State house of representatives 1829, 1835; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Thomas Corwin and on the same day was elected to the Twenty-seventh Congress and served from October 13, 1840, to March 3, 1843; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1842; chairman, Committee on Public Lands (Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses); resumed agricultural pursuits; died near Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio, March 22, 1852; interment in Union Cemetery, on the Montgomery Pike, near his home, in Warren County, Ohio.

Bibliography

American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography; Smith, William Henry. “A Familiar Talk About Monarchists and Jacobins.” Ohio Archaeological and Historical Magazine 2 (June 1888): 187-215.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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