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William Allen TRIMBLE

(1786-1821)
Senate Years of Service:
1819-1821
Party:
Democratic Republican

TRIMBLE, William Allen, a Senator from Ohio; born in Woodford, Ky., April 4, 1786; graduated from Transylvania College, Lexington, Ky.; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1811 and commenced practice in Highland County, Ohio; adjutant in the campaign against the Pottawatomie Indians in 1812; major of Ohio Volunteers 1812; major of the Twenty-sixth United States Infantry 1813; brevetted lieutenant colonel 1814; lieutenant colonel of the First United States Infantry 1814; transferred to the Eighth United States Infantry 1815 and resigned in 1819; elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1819, until his death; died in Washington, D.C., on December 13, 1821; interment in the Congressional Cemetery.

Bibliography

Tuttle, Mary McArthur Thompson. “William Allen Trimble, United States Senator from Ohio.” Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly 14 (July 1905): 225-46.

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

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