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Woodcut of Thomas Worthington by Benson J. Lossing.

Thomas Worthington (July 16, 1773 – June 20, 1827) was a Democratic-Republican politician from Ohio. He served as the fourth Governor of Ohio.

Born in Charles Town, Virginia (now West Virginia), Worthington moved to Ross County, Ohio in 1796. The home he eventually built just outside of Chillicothe was called Adena and happens to be the namesake of the Adena culture. He served in the Territorial House of Representatives from 1799 to 1803 and served as a delegate to the State Constitutional Convention in 1803. He was a leader of the Chillicothe Junto, a group of Chillicothe Democratic-Republican politicians who brought about the admission of Ohio as a state in 1803 and largely controlled its politics for some years thereafter. Among his colleagues in the faction were Nathaniel Massie and Edward Tiffin.

Worthington was elected one of Ohio's first Senators in 1803, serving until 1807. He was returned to the Senate in December 1810 upon the resignation of Return J. Meigs, Jr. and served until December 1814, when he resigned after winning election to the governorship. He won re-election two years later, moving the state capital from Chillicothe to Columbus. Worthington did not seek re-election in 1818. In January, 1819, when the election was held to replace the retiring Jeremiah Morrow in the Senate, he held the lead through the first three ballots, only losing when factions aligned behind William A. Trimble on the fourth and final ballot[1]. He narrowly lost a bid for a partial term in the Senate in 1821, losing to the incumbent governor, Ethan Allen Brown, and so he instead returned to the Ohio House of Representatives.

Worthington is buried in Grandview Cemetery, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, USA.

The city of Worthington, Ohio, was named in his honor, as was Thomas Worthington High School.

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References

  1. ^ The "Old Northwest" Genealogical Quarterly. April, 1903. Page 34.
Political offices
Preceded by
Othniel Looker
Governor of Ohio
1814–1818
Succeeded by
Ethan Allen Brown
Assembly seats
New district Member of the Northwest Territory House of Representatives from Ross County
1799–1802
Served alongside: Elias Langham, Nathaniel Massie, Edward Tiffin
Ohio statehood
Ohio House of Representatives
New district Representative from Ross County
1803
Served alongside: Michael Baldwin, Robert Culbertson, William Patton
Succeeded by
William Creighton, Sr.
James Dunlap
John Evans
Elias Langham

as Representatives from Ross and Franklin Counties
Preceded by
James Dunlap
Nathaniel Massie
David Shelby
Abraham J. Williams
Representative from Ross, Franklin, and Highland Counties
1807–1808
Served alongside: Elias Langham, William Lewis, Jeremiah McLene
District eliminated
Preceded by
John Bailhache
John Entrekin
William Vance
Representative from Ross County
1821–1823
Served alongside: 1821–1822: Archibald McLean, William Vance
1822–1823: Allison C. Looker, Anthony Walke
Succeeded by
Edward King
Allison C. Looker
George Nashee
Preceded by
Edward King
Allison C. Looker
George Nashee
Representative from Ross County
1824–1825
Served alongside: Isaac Cook
Succeeded by
Isaac Cook
Edward King
United States Senate
Preceded by
None
United States Senator (Class 3) from Ohio
1803-04-01 – 1807-03-03
Served alongside: John Smith
Succeeded by
Edward Tiffin
Preceded by
Return J. Meigs, Jr.
United States Senator (Class 1) from Ohio
1810-12-15 – 1814-12-01
Served alongside: Alexander Campbell, Jeremiah Morrow
Succeeded by
Joseph Kerr
Military offices
Preceded by
David Ziegler
Adjutant General of Ohio
1807–1809
Succeeded by
Joseph Kerr
Preceded by
Isaac Van Horne
Adjutant General of Ohio
1811–1812
Succeeded by
Isaac Van Horne
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