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Thomas Corwin

Also Known As: "Tom", "The Wagon Boy"
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Birthplace: Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States
Death: Died in Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Place of Burial: Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio, United States
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Son of Matthias Corwin, Ohio Legislator and Patience Corwin
Husband of Sarah Corwin
Father of Catherine Corwin; Dr. William Henry Corwin; Evalina Amelia Sage; Maria Louisa C Burrows and Caroline Ross Cropper
Brother of Elizabeth van Pelt; Benjamin H. Corwin; Jesse Corwin and Phebe Dill

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About Thomas Corwin, 15th Gov. of Ohio

Thomas Corwin (July 29, 1794 – December 18, 1865), also known as Tom Corwin and The Wagon Boy, was a politician from the state of Ohio who served as a prosecuting attorney, a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. Corwin was the 15th Governor of Ohio, 20th Secretary of the Treasury and United States Ambassador to Mexico.

Corwin, son of Matthias Corwin (1761-1829), was born in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Corwin's father served eleven times in the Ohio Legislature. Corwin's cousin Moses Bledso Corwin was a United States Congressman from Ohio, and his nephew Franklin Corwin was a United States Congressman from Illinois.

Corwin moved with his parents to Lebanon, Ohio, in 1798.[1] During the War of 1812, he served as a wagon boy in General William Henry Harrison's Army. In 1815, he began study of law in the offices of Joshua Collett,[2] He was admitted to the bar in 1817, commencing practice in Lebanon; he was prosecuting attorney of Warren County from 1818 to 1828.[3] On November 13, 1822, he married Sarah Ross, sister of Thomas R. Ross, then a member of Congress, at Lebanon.

from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Corwin ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth: Jul. 29, 1794 Bourbon County Kentucky, USA Death: Dec. 18, 1865 Washington District of Columbia District Of Columbia, USA

Governor of Ohio, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Senator, Congressman, Ambassador to Mexico. Born in Bourbon County, Kentucky, he moved to Lebanon, Ohio with his family in 1798 when he was a child. During the War of 1812, he served as a wagon boy in General William Henry Harrison's Army. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in Ohio, and practiced as an attorney in Lebanon. He was the Prosecuting Attorney of Warren County from 1818 to 1828. He was elected to the Ohio Legislature and served from 1821 to 1823, and again from 1829 to 1830. Elected as a Whig to represent Ohio's 2nd District in the United States House of Representatives, he served from 1831 to 1840. Corwin is best remembered for his skill as a superior political orator. He came to be known by his fellow delegates as the "Terror of the House" because he delivered his speeches with spirited authority and witty debate. He resigned from Congress on May 30, 1840 to run for governor, won the election, became Ohio's 15th Governor, and served from 1840 to 1842. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1842. Corwin was later elected to represent Ohio in the United States Senate and served from 1845 to 1850. In 1853, Corwin accepted an appointment by President Millard Fillmore to the Cabinet as the United States Secretary of the Treasury. He joined the Republican Party in 1858, was again elected to the United States Congress, and served from 1859 to 1861. He was then appointed by President Abraham Lincoln as the Ambassador to Mexico on March 12, 1861, largely because of his strong opposition to the Mexican-American war fifteen years earlier. He returned to America in 1864, retired from politics, and resettled in Washington D.C. He resumed his law profession until his death in 1865 when he was 71 years old. His father, Mathias Corwin, served eleven terms in the Ohio Legislature. His brother, Moses Bledsoe Corwin, was a United States Congressman from Ohio. His nephew, Franklin Corwin, was a United States Congressman from Illinois. (bio by: K Guy)


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Parents:
 Mathias Corwin (1760 - 1829)
 Patience Hallock Corwin (1761 - 1818)

Spouse:
 Sarah Ross Corwin (1795 - 1878)

Children:
 Catherine F Corwin (1827 - 1894)*
 William Henry Corwin (1828 - 1880)*
 Evalina Amelia Corwin Sage (1831 - 1898)*
 Louisa C Corwin Burrows (1834 - 1909)*
 Caroline Ross Corwin Cropper (1836 - 1902)*

Siblings:
 Elizabeth Corwin Van Pelt (1783 - 1814)*
 Benjamin H Corwin (1786 - 1829)*
 Thomas Corwin (1794 - 1865)
 Jesse Corwin (1797 - 1867)*
 Phebe Corwin Dill (1802 - 1863)*
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Burial: Lebanon Cemetery Lebanon (Warren County) Warren County Ohio, USA


Maintained by: Find A Grave Record added: Apr 18, 2001 Find A Grave Memorial# 21707

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Thomas Corwin, 15th Gov. of Ohio's Timeline

1794
July 29, 1794
Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States
1822
November 13, 1822
Age 28
1827
1827
Age 32
1829
1829
Age 34
1831
1831
Age 36
1834
August 7, 1834
Age 40
1836
1836
Age 41
1865
December 18, 1865
Age 71
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
1866
June 12, 1866
Age 71
Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio, United States