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  • Cornelius S. Hamilton, US Congress (1821 - 1867)
    Cornelius Springer Hamilton (January 2, 1821 – December 22, 1867) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio. Born in Gratiot, Ohio, Hamilton attended the common schools and Denison University. He mov...
  • Brevet Maj. General William B. Woods (USA), Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1824 - 1887)
    William Burnham Woods (August 3, 1824 – May 14, 1887) was an American jurist, politician, and soldier. Early life and career Woods was born on August 3, 1824 in Newark, Ohio. He was the older...
  • James Caldwell, US Congress (1770 - 1838)
    James Caldwell (November 30, 1770 – May 5, 1838) was the first member of the United States House of Representatives to represent Ohio's 4th congressional district. Caldwell was born in Baltimore, M...
  • 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 ...

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.