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Thomas WORTHINGTON

(1773-1827)
Senate Years of Service:
1803-1807; 1810-1814
Party:
Democratic Republican; Democratic Republican

WORTHINGTON, Thomas, a Senator from Ohio; born in Jefferson County, Va. (now West Virginia), on July 16, 1773; completed preparatory studies; went to sea; studied surveying; moved to Ross County, Ohio, in 1796; member of the first and second Territorial legislatures 1799-1803; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1803; elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate and served from April 1, 1803, to March 3, 1807; member, State house of representatives 1807; again elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Return J. Meigs, Jr., and served from December 15, 1810, until December 1, 1814, when he resigned, having been elected Governor; Governor of Ohio 1814-1818; canal commissioner from 1818 until his death; member, State house of representatives 1821-1822; died in New York City on June 20, 1827; interment in Grandview Cemetery, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio.

Bibliography

American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography; Sears, Alfred Byron. Thomas Worthington: Father of Ohio Statehood. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1958.

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

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