Jeremiah Morrow

NAME: Jeremiah Morrow

BORN: October 6, 1771

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS:

(born, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)
settled...Deerfield Township, Warren County

GOVERNORSHIP: 9th governor, 1822 - 1826 (two terms)

DIED: 1852, Lebanon, Ohio

FAST FACTS:

Morrow was a farmer and settler. Upon arriving in Ohio, he also did some surveying

Morrow was elected to represent Hamilton County in the first Ohio general assembly in 1803.

Morrow was Ohio's first United States congressman, serving from 1803 to 1813. During this period Ohio was only allowed one representative. Afterwards, he served in the United States Senate until 1819.

From 1820 to 1822, Morrow worked as canal commissioner.

While he was governor, the National Road was extended into Ohio, and work commenced on the Ohio and Erie and Miami canal systems.

After he left office, he served in the Ohio Senate (1827 - 1828), and in the Ohio House of Representatives (1829 - 1830, 1835 - 1836).

Morrow helped found the Whig Party in Ohio.

Morrow was one of the most active public servants in Ohio history.

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FIRST LADY of OHIO

NAME: Mary Parkhill Morrow

BORN: ?

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS: (born, Fayette County, Pennsylvania)

MARRIED: 1799

DIED: September 19, 1845, age 69