Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Morrow, Jeremiah
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MORROW, Jeremiah, senator, b. in Gettysburg, Pa., 6 Oct., 1771; d. in Warren county, Ohio, 22 March, 1852. He removed to the northwest territory in 1795, and in 1802 was a delegate to the convention that formed the Ohio constitution. He was elected to congress as a Democrat on the admission to Ohio into the union, served in 1803-'13, and was chairman of the committee on public lands. In 1814 he was a commisssioner to treat with all the Indians west of the Miami river. He was a member of the U.S. Senate in 1813-'19, governor of Ohio in 1822-'26, served in the state senate in 1826-'28, subsequently became canal commissioner, and for several years was president of the Little Miami railroad. In 1841-'43 he again served in congress.