Allen Trimble

Allen Trimble (* November 24, 1783 in Augusta County, Virginia; † February 3, 1870 in Hillsboro, Ohio ) was an American politician ( Democratic- Republican Party ) in 1822 and the eighth and 1826-1830, the tenth Governor of the state of Ohio.

Early years

In 1784, Trimble's parents moved with him to the area of Lexington, Kentucky. There his father had received as a reward for his participation in the War of Independence from the government land. Allen Trimble attended the public schools. In 1804, he moved to Ohio, where he worked as a farmer and surveyor.

Public offices

In 1808 he was Protokollist to an appeals court and land registry officer (Recorder of Deeds ). Between 1816 and 1817, Trimble was a member of the House of Representatives from Ohio; 1818 to 1826 he was in the state Senate. At times, he was also president of the chamber. Following the resignation of Governor Ethan Allen Brown in January 1822, Trimble had to make its successor as Senate president and end the ongoing until December 28, 1822 term of office. In the autumn of this year he ran by itself for this office, but was defeated in the elections against Jeremiah Morrow. Trimble Then again took his seat in the Senate. In 1824 he was member of a commission to finance the canal construction in Ohio. In the gubernatorial election of 1824 Trimble defeated again against Morrow. Two years later, in 1826, Morrow did not run and Trimble has now been elected governor.

Second term as governor

Allen Trimble began his second term on 19 December in 1826. After a re-election in 1828, he could remain until 18 December 1830, Official. The focus of his new, as well as his brief first term in 1822 were the improvement of school policy, prison reform and improvements in agriculture. The expansion of the waterways to better transport routes was continued. Was hotly debated even then the question of how one should deal with the free African Americans who increasingly settled in Ohio. A solution of this question but was not found.

Further CV

After the end of his governorship to Trimble devoted largely to his private affairs. In his case it was the management of a farm. But he remained interested in politics. In 1831 he was on the federal party congress of the National Republican Party, in 1832 he applied unsuccessfully for a seat in the legislature of the country. In 1846 he became chairman of the newly formed Committee on Agriculture ( State Board of Agriculture). His last political application was made in 1855, when he again unsuccessfully, sought the governorship of the American Party. After he retired into private life. He lived to see the Civil War and died in 1870. Allen Trimble was married twice and had seven children.