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  • ID: I499450
  • Name: Return Jonathan MEIGS , Jr.
  • RELA: 4th cousin 6x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 17 NOV 1764 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Ohio BET 12 DEC 1808 AND 18 DEC 1810
  • Event: Elected Governor of Ohio BET 8 DEC 1810 AND 24 MAR 1814
  • Event: Appointed BET 17 MAR 1814 AND 26 JUN 1823 United States Postmaster General
  • Death: 29 MAR 1825 in Marietta, Washington Co., OH
  • Title: Gov.
  • Event: Pic Gov. Return Jonathan Meigs, Jr.
  • Note:
    MEIGS, Return Jonathan, Jr., a Senator from Ohio; born in Middletown, Conn., November 17, 1764; graduated from Yale College in 1785; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio (then known as the Northwest Territory), in 1788; participated in the Indian fighting of that period; appointed territorial judge 1798; member, territorial legislature 1799; chief justice of the Ohio supreme court 1803-1804; brevetted colonel in the United States Army and commanded in the St. Charles district in Louisiana 1804-1806; judge of the supreme court of Louisiana 1805-1806; judge of the United States District Court for the Territory of Michigan 1807-1808; returned to Ohio and was elected Governor in 1808 but declared ineligible because of his prolonged absence from the State; elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Smith; reelected in 1809 and served from December 12, 1808, until he resigned, having been elected Governor, on or before December 8, 1810; Governor of Ohio 1810- 1814; Postmaster General in the administrations of Presidents James Madison and James Monroe 1814-1823; died in Marietta, Ohio, March 29, 1825; interment in Mound Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Return Jonathan MEIGS b: DEC 1740 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT

    Marriage 1 Sophia WRIGHT
    • Married: 1788

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