Return J. Meigs, Jr.

NAME: Return J. Meigs, Jr.

BORN: November 17, 1764

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS: (born, Middletown, Connecticut); moved his family to Marietta, Ohio in 1788

EDUCATION: graduated, Yale, 1785 (law)

GOVERNORSHIP: 4th governor, 1810 - 1814

POLITICAL AFFILIATIONS: Republican

DIED: March 29, 1825

BURIED: Mound Cemetery, Marietta, Ohio

FAST FACTS:

Meigs was a lawyer by training.

In 1803, Meigs was appointed Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court. Samuel Huntington was his sucessor in that position.

Meigs resigned the governorship in 1814 to accept the appointment of Postmaster General under President Madison.

FIRST LADY of OHIO

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NAME: Sophia Wright Meigs

BORN: ?

MARRIED: 1788

DIED: November 7, 1838