Ethan Allen Brown

NAME: Ethan Allen Brown

BORN: July 4, 1776

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS:

(born, Greenwich, Connecticut)
moved to Cincinnati, Ohio (Hamilton County), 1804

EDUCATION: tutored at home

GOVERNORSHIP: 7th governor, 1818 - 1822 (two terms)

DIED: February 24, 1852, Indianapolis, Indiana

FAST FACTS:

Brown was a lawyer by training.

During his twenties, Brown worked in the New York law offices of Alexander Hamilton. Brown passed the bar in 1802.

Brown held a seat on the Ohio Supreme Court before becoming governor.

As governor, Brown was a major advocate for the Ohio canals.

When he took office, Ohio was suffering during a period of economic hardship. Brown played a major role in the state's general recovery.