Thomas Corwin (1794 - 1865)

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Birthplace: Bourbon County, Kentucky
Death: Died
Occupation: politician
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About Thomas Corwin

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

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Gov. Thomas Corwin's Timeline

1794
July 29, 1794
Bourbon County, Kentucky
1827
1827
Age 32
1829
1829
Age 34
1831
1831
Age 36
1834
1834
Age 39
1836
1836
Age 41
1865
December 18, 1865
Age 71
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