Morrow, Jeremiah

Morrow, Jeremiah

(1771–1852) U.S. representative/senator, governor; born in Gettysburg, Pa. A self-educated surveyor who promoted Ohio's statehood in 1800, he sponsored legislation for affordable public land sales in Congress (Rep., Ohio; 1803–13) and the Senate (1813–19); as governor (1823–26) he promoted public education and canal-building programs. He returned to Congress as a Whig (1840–43).
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