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Ethan Allen Brown

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Preceded by  William A. Trimble
Role  Politician
Preceded by  Thomas Worthington

Name  Ethan Brown
Resigned  March 4, 1825
Ethan Allen Brown
Born  July 4, 1776 Darien, Connecticut (1776-07-04)
Died  February 24, 1852, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Party  Democratic-Republican Party

Political party  Democratic-Republican
Succeeded by  William Henry Harrison
Previous office  Senator (OH) 1822–1825

Ethan Allen Brown

Ethan Allen Brown (July 4, 1776 – February 24, 1852) was a Democratic-Republican politician. He served as the seventh Governor of Ohio.


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Brown was born in Darien, Connecticut to Roger Brown, a prosperous farmer and a Revolutionary War veteran.

Brown studied with a private tutor, and was proficient in French, Latin and Greek. He studied law under Alexander Hamilton for five years, and was admitted to the bar in 1802.


He moved near Cincinnati, Ohio in 1803. He was appointed to the Ohio Supreme Court in 1810 and was re-elected in 1817. Brown was elected to the governorship a year later and was re-elected in 1820. He resigned on January 3, 1822 to take office in the U.S. Senate after the death of William A. Trimble. He was defeated for re-election in 1824 by William Henry Harrison.

Brown was the Ohio Presidential elector in 1828 for Andrew Jackson. An active supporter of Andrew Jackson, Brown was appointed Chargé d'Affaires to Brazil in 1830 and served for four years. He then served as commissioner of the General Land Office in Washington, D.C. from 1835 to 1836.

In 1836, he retired to a family farm in Indiana most likely staying at the David Brown House in Ohio County. Brown later served a single term in the Indiana House of Representatives from 1841 to 1843.

Honors and Memberships

Elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1818.


Brown died in Indianapolis, Indiana at a Democratic Convention, and is buried in the Cedar Hedge Cemetery located in Rising Sun the county seat of Ohio County, Indiana.


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