Ethan Allen Brown
|Ethan Allen Brown|
|United States Senator|
January 3, 1822 – March 4, 1825
|Preceded by||William A. Trimble|
|Succeeded by||William H. Harrison|
|7th Governor of Ohio|
December 14, 1818 – January 4, 1822
|Preceded by||Thomas Worthington|
|Succeeded by||Allen Trimble|
July 4, 1776|
February 24, 1852 75) (aged|
Brown studied with a private tutor, and was proficient in French, Latin and Greek. He studied law under Alexander Hamilton for five years, and was admitted to the bar in 1802.
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.
Brown was the 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. He then served as commissioner of the General Land Office in Washington, D.C. from 1835 to 1836.
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 to 1843.
Honors and Memberships
Elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1818.
- Fess, Simeon D., ed. Ohio: A Four-Volume Reference Library on the History of a Great State. Chicago, IL: Lewis Publishing
- "Brown, Ethan Allen, (1776 - 1852)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
- "Ethan A. Brown". Ohio Historical Society. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
- Taylor 1899 : 145
- "Ethan Allen Brown". Find A Grave. Retrieved July 29, 2012.
- American Antiquarian Society Members Directory
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- Ethan Allen Brown at Ohio History Central
- "Ethan Allen Brown". The Supreme Court of Ohio & The Ohio Judicial System.
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- Ohio Memory
- Taylor, William Alexander; Taylor, Aubrey Clarence (1899). Ohio statesmen and annals of progress: from the year 1788 to the year 1900 ... 1. State of Ohio. p. 145.
- United States Congress. "Ethan Allen Brown (id: B000914)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- "Brown, Ethan Allen". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. 1900.
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