Edward Tiffin

Edward Tiffin (* June 19, 1766 in Carlisle, England; † August 9, 1829 in Ross County, Ohio ) was an American politician and from 1803 to 1807 the first governor of Ohio.

Early years

Edward Tiffin attended the local schools of his native England and then studied medicine. In 1784 he emigrated to America. At Jefferson Medical College in Pennsylvania, he completed his medical studies. Thereafter, he practiced as a physician in Charlestown. At the same time he was pastor of a Methodist church ( Methodist Episcopal Church ). In 1796 Tiffin moved to Chillicothe in Ross County in present-day Ohio, which was then part of the Northwest Territory. He was also active as a doctor and preacher.

Political rise

Tiffins political rise began in 1799. In that year he was elected to the territorial state parliament, which he became president. He retained this office until 1802 when Ohio State was the United States. Tiffin was in 1802, also president of the Constituent Assembly of Ohio. This made him so well known in the country, that he was elected almost unchallenged for the first governor of the new U.S. state of Ohio. This was preceded by a dispute with the former Territorial Governor Arthur St. Clair on the date of accession of Ohio in the United States.

Governor of Ohio

Edward Tiffin took up his new post on March 3, 1803. His first task was to establish a functioning administration. In this time, the discovery of a planned by Vice President Aaron Burr conspiracy falls. After Tiffin was in 1806 elected to the U.S. Senate, he resigned on March 4, 1807 back by the Office of the Governor.

Another Journey

March 4, 1807 to March 3, 1809 Tiffin as a member of the Democratic-Republican Party of Thomas Jefferson Member of the U.S. Senate. After that, he was deputy from 1809 to 1811 and President of the State Parliament of Ohio. In the meantime, he worked as a doctor again. In 1812 he was appointed by President James Madison to head the country allocation authority ( General Land Office ). This office he held until 1814. Afterwards it was until 1829 Head of the surveying authority in the Northwest Territory. This office he held until his release by President Andrew Jackson in 1829. Tiffin Edward died in August of the same year. He was married twice and had five children.