Ethan Allen Brown (1776 - 1852)

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Birthplace: Darien, Fairfield, CT, USA
Death: Died in Indianapolis, Marion, IN, USA
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About Ethan Allen Brown

Allen Brown (July 4, 1776 – February 24, 1852) was a Democratic-Republican politician. He served as the seventh Governor of Ohio.

Brown was born in Darien, Connecticut to a Revolutionary War veteran. He moved near Cincinnati, Ohio in 1803. He was appointed to the Ohio Supreme Court in 1810 and was re-elected in 1817. Brown was elected to the governorship a year later and was re-elected in 1820. He resigned on January 3, 1822 to take office in the U.S. Senate after the death of William A. Trimble. He was defeated for re-election in 1824 by William Henry Harrison.

Ohio Presidential elector in 1828 for Andrew Jackson.

An active supporter of Andrew Jackson, Brown was appointed Chargé d'Affaires to Brazil in 1830 and served for four years. In 1836, he retired to a family farm in Indiana most likely staying at the David Brown House in Ohio County. Brown later served a single term in the Indiana House of Representatives from 1841-1843. Brown died in Marion County, Indiana and is buried in the Cedar Hedge Cemetery located in Rising Sun the county seat of Ohio County, Indiana.

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Ethan Allen Brown, U.S. Senator, Ohio Gov.'s Timeline

July 4, 1776
Darien, Fairfield, CT, USA
February 24, 1852
Age 75
Indianapolis, Marion, IN, USA