Ethan Allen Brown

Ethan Allen Brown ( born July 4, 1776 in Darien, Connecticut, † February 24, 1852 in Indianapolis, Indiana) was an American lawyer and politician and from 1818 to 1822, the seventh Governor of Ohio. This state he represented also in the U.S. Senate.

Early years and rise in Ohio

Ethan Brown was born on American Independence Day. He attended the local schools of his home and learned even French, Latin and Greek. Thereafter, he studied with Alexander Hamilton Law and was admitted to the bar in 1802. After moving to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1804, he soon began a legal career.

In 1810 he became a judge of the Supreme Court ( Supreme Court ) of Ohio. This post he held until 1818. Politically, Brown was a member of the Democratic- Republican Party. In 1818 he was elected governor of Ohio.

Governor, Senator and Ambassador

Brown took up his new post on 14 December 1818. In 1820 he was elected to a second term. His term was partly overshadowed by a broken in 1819 economic depression. Nevertheless, the governor was able to finance the expansion of the school system. In addition, the infrastructure of the state, especially the duct system, improved. At that time, a special commission was set up, which dealt with the extension of the canal.

On January 4, 1822 Brown joined back early from the Office of the Governor, to enter the U.S. Senate. Between 1822 and 1825 he represented his state in Congress. After that, he was from 1825 to 1830 Government Representative from Ohio for the expansion of channels of the state (Canal Commissioner). In 1830, Brown was appointed by President Andrew Jackson as ambassador to Brazil. This office he retained until 1834, then he worked until 1836 in land distribution authority ( General Land Office ) in Washington.

This year, he was 70 years old and decided to go into retirement. He retired after Rising Sun, Indiana, where he had already acquired land early in the century. In Indiana, he returned yet again in the Policy. Between 1841 and 1842 he was a member of the State Parliament. Brown was also active in the Democratic Party and was vice president of the 1852 state party convention in Indianapolis. He died during this event in February 1852.