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Jeremiah Morrow (October 6, 1771– March 22, 1852) was a Democratic-Republican Party politician from Ohio. He served as the 9th Governor of Ohio, and the last Democratic-Republican to do so.

Morrow was born near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to the descendants of Scots-Irish immigrants. He moved to the Northwest Territory in 1795.

After serving in the Territorial House of Representatives and Territorial Senate, as well as a delegate to the 1802 Constitutional Convention, he was elected to the first State Senate a year later and served six months before becoming Ohio's first member of the United States House of Representatives. Morrow won four additional full terms. He ran for the U.S. Senate in 1812 and served a single term from 1813-1819, and did not seek re-election. He won election to the governorship in 1822 and served for two two-year terms. He declined to serve a third term, instead returning to the Ohio House of Representatives and State Senate. Morrow was sent back to Washington again in 1841, and served two more years in the House, but refused to be renominated in 1842, believing himself too old.

He is the namesake of the highest bridge in Ohio, of Morrow County, and of Morrow, Ohio.


Political offices
Preceded by
Allen Trimble
Governor of Ohio
Succeeded by
Allen Trimble
Ohio Senate
New district Senator from Hamilton County
Served alongside: Francis Dunlavy, John Paul, Daniel Symmes
Succeeded by
John Bigger
William C. Schenck
Daniel Symmes
William Ward

as Senators from Hamilton, Warren, Montgomery, Butler, and Greene Counties
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Paul Fearing (Northwest Territory)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's At-large congressional district

Succeeded by
John McLean, John Alexander, Duncan McArthur, James Caldwell, James Kilbourne, John S. Edwards
Preceded by
Thomas Corwin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
Joseph Vance
United States Senate
Preceded by
Alexander Campbell
United States Senator (Class 3) from Ohio
Served alongside: Thomas Worthington, Joseph Kerr, Benjamin Ruggles
Succeeded by
William A. Trimble


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