Thomas Worthington

NAME: Thomas Worthington

BORN: 1773

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS:

(born, near present day Charles Town, West Virginia )
eventually settled in Chillicothe, Ohio (Ross County)

EDUCATION: little formal education

GOVERNORSHIP: 6th governor, 1814-1818 (two terms)

DIED: June 20, 1827, New York City

FAST FACTS:

Worthington worked as a sailor, farmer, and surveyor.

Before becoming governor, he served as one of the first two United States senators from Ohio, 1803 - 1807; 1811 - 1814.

At the beginning of his second term as governor, the state capital was moved from Chillicothe to Columbus.

Worthington served three terms in the Ohio House of Representatives, 1821 - 1825.

FIRST LADY of OHIO

NAME: Eleanor Swearingen Worthington

BORN: ?

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS:

from Virginia 
(present day West Virginia)

MARRIED: 1791

DIED: December 24, 1848, at age 71