Jeremiah Morrow

Jeremiah Morrow ( born October 6, 1771 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, † March 22, 1852 in Lebanon, Ohio ) was an American politician ( Democratic- Republican) and from 1822 to 1826, the ninth Governor of Ohio. This State, he also represented in both houses of Congress.

Early years and political rise

Jeremiah Morrow attended the local schools of his home. In 1795 he moved to the Warren County in what is now Ohio State. There he worked as a teacher, surveyor and farmer.

Between 1801 and 1802 Morrow was a member of the Territorial Parliament of Ohio. In 1803 he spent a year in the State Senate. After Ohio had become a state in the U.S., he represented it in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington. In 1813 he transferred within the Congress in the Senate, where he remained until 1819. 1822 Morrow belonged to a Commission for the expansion of channels in Ohio. In the same year he was elected with 41.1 percent of the vote against incumbent Allen Trimble ( 36.1 percent) and William W. Irvin ( 17.4 percent ) as the new governor of his state.

Governor of Ohio

Morrow took up his new post on December 28, 1822. After a re-election in 1824 he was able to exercise it until December 19 in 1826. During this time, a land tax was introduced in Ohio. Construction on the Ohio - Erie Canal was completed and carried by the state new school system has been introduced. During his tenure, the consequences of the economic crisis of 1819 have been overcome. In addition to the completed Ohio - Erie Canal more new waterways were built. Also the roads of the state were expanded. At the end of his second term he declined a reelection.

Further CV

Even after the end of his governorship Morrow remained politically active. Between 1827 and 1828 he was a member of the State Senate. In the years 1829 and 1835, he was selected in each case in the House of Representatives from Ohio. Between 1840 and 1843 he was again a deputy in the U.S. House of Representatives. There he served as Chairman of the Committee for the administration of state lands ( Public Land ). In 1842 he declined to run again for reasons of age. In Ohio Morrow was one of the founders of the Whig party. After 1843, he has held public office. He retreated into his private life and devoted himself to his own business. Jeremiah Morrow died in 1852. He was married to Mary Park Hill, with whom he had six children.