Thomas Shannon (Ohio politician)

Thomas Shannon ( * November 15, 1786 in Washington County, Pennsylvania, † March 16, 1843 in Barnesville, Ohio ) was an American politician. In 1826 and 1827 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Thomas Shannon was the older brother of Shannon Wilson (1802-1877), Governor of Ohio and was in the Kansas Territory and congressman. He attended the common schools. In 1800 he moved with his parents in the Belmont County in present-day Ohio, where he worked in agriculture. In 1812 he moved to Barnesville and was active there in the trade. During the British - American War he was a captain in the state militia. In the 1820s he joined the movement against the future President Andrew Jackson and became a member of the short-lived National Republican Party. In the years 1819 to 1822 and from 1824 to 1825 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio.

Following the resignation of Mr David Jennings Shannon was at the due election for the tenth seat of Ohio as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on December 4, 1826. Since he did not run for the next session, he could only finish the current term in Congress until March 3, 1827. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Thomas Shannon worked in Barnesville as a tobacconist. In 1829 and 1837-1841 he was a member of the Senate of Ohio. He died on March 16, 1843 in Barnesville, where he was also buried.