BROWN, Ethan Allen (1776-1852)
Senate Years of Service: 1822-1825

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.

Cincinnati Historical Society
Cincinnati, OH
Papers: Miscellaneous items in various collections.

Ohio Historical Society
Columbus, OH
Papers: 1806-1837. Ca. 2 feet. Business, personal, and political correspondence relating to land transactions, Burr-Blennerhassett conspiracy, Indiana, election to Ohio governorship and U.S. Senate, and gubernatorial and Senate service. Available on microfilm. Finding aid.
Additional Papers: Photographs and miscellaneous material in other collections including Micajah Terrell Williams papers, 1814-1906; John Johnston papers, 1801-1860; and Return Jonathan Meigs papers, 1801-1818.

Pierpont Morgan Library
New York, NY
Papers: 1822. 1 item.

Western Reserve Historical Society
Cleveland, OH
Papers: Correspondence in George Todd papers, 1783-1834. Finding aid.

  • American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography.