Ethan Allen Brown
NAME: Ethan Allen Brown
BORN: July 4, 1776
(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
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.