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  • Lt. Col. James Robinson, War of 1812 veteran (1787 - 1856)
    Birth: Nov. 15, 1787 Clarksburg Harrison County West Virginia, USA Death: May 7, 1856 Conesville Coshocton County Ohio, USA Lt. Col. in War of 1812, Virginia Regiment Moved to Ohio (then part of No...
  • Joseph Jefferson McDowell, US Congress (1800 - 1877)
    US Congressman. Elected to represent Ohio's 7th District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1843 to 1847. Also served as a Member of the Ohio State House of Representatives in ...
  • David Heaton (1823 - 1870)
    David Heaton, lawyer, bureaucrat, and congressman, was born in Hamilton, Ohio, the son of James and Mary Heaton. He attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 1841–42, read law, and was admitted...
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    Hon. John Fassett Follett (1831 - 1902)
    U.S. Congressman. Born in Richford, Franklin County, Vermont, he moved to Ohio with his family when he was a child. He graduated from Marietta College in 1855 and taught school while studying law. He w...
  • David Purviance (1766 - 1847)
    David Purviance, minister, legislator, and church leader, was born in Iredell County, the son of John and Jane Wasson Purviance, but lived most of his adult life in Kentucky and Ohio. His father, kno...

The Ohio General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Ohio. It consists of the 99-member Ohio House of Representatives and the 33-member Ohio Senate. Both houses of the General Assembly meet at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.

The General Assembly first convened in Chillicothe, then the Ohio capital, on March 1, 1803.

The second constitution of Ohio, effective in 1851, took away the power of the General Assembly to only choose the state's executive officers, granting that right to the voters. A complicated formula apportioned legislators to Ohio counties and the number of seats in the legislative houses varied from year-to-year.