Ethan Allen BROWN, Congress, OH (1776-1852)

Senate Years of Service:
Democratic Republican; Adams-Clay Republican

BROWN, Ethan Allen, a Senator from Ohio; born in Darien, Conn., July 4, 1776; pursued academic studies; studied law under Alexander Hamilton; admitted to the bar in 1802; moved to Cincinnati in 1804, where he began the practice of law; associate judge of the supreme court of Ohio 1810-1818; Governor of Ohio 1818-1822; resigned on being elected as a Democratic Republican (later Adams-Clay Republican) to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William A. Trimble, and served from January 3, 1822, to March 3, 1825; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1825; canal commissioner of Ohio 1825-1830; Charge d’Affaires to Brazil 1830-1834; commissioner of the General Land Office in Washington 1835-1836; moved to Rising Sun, Ohio County, Ind., 1836; member, Indiana house of representatives 1842; died in Indianapolis, Ind., February 24, 1852; interment in Cedar Hedge Cemetery, Rising Sun, Ind.


American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present