Moses Bledso Corwin

Moses Bledso Corwin ( born January 5, 1790 at Bourbon County, Kentucky, † April 7, 1872 in Urbana, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1849 and 1851, and again from 1853 to 1855, he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Moses Corwin was a cousin of Thomas Corwin (1794-1865), who was among other things Governor of Ohio. Another cousin was Congressman Franklin Corwin ( 1818-1879 ). His son John Corwin (1818-1863) was his inferior democratic opposition candidate in his election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1848. Corwin grew up on a farm and attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent law degree in 1812 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to work in Urbana in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Whig Party launched a political career. In 1838 and 1839 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio.

In the congressional elections of 1848, Corwin was in the fourth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Richard S. Canby on March 4, 1849. Until March 3, 1851, he was able to complete a term in Congress. This period was dominated by discussions on the issue of slavery. In 1850, the introduced by U.S. Senator Henry Clay Compromise of 1850 was passed. In the elections of 1852 Corwin was elected to Congress again in the eighth district of his state, where he replaced John L. Taylor on March 4, 1853. Until March 3, 1855, he completed an additional term in the U.S. House of Representatives. This was marked by the events leading up to the Civil War.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Moses Corwin practiced as a lawyer again. He died on April 7, 1872 in Urbana, where he was also buried.