Ewing, Thomas, 1789-1871

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Birth 1789-12-28
Death 1871-10-26

Biographical notes:

Lawyer, U.S. senator from Ohio, U.S. secretary of the treasury, and of the interior.

From the description of Thomas Ewing papers, 1815-1872. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981690

U.S. cabinet officer and senator from Ohio. Other family members represented include his sons, Thomas (1829-1896), U.S. Army officer and congressman from Ohio, and Hugh (1826-1905), U.S. minister to Holland; his daughter and son-in-law, Ellen Ewing Sherman (1824-1888) and William T. Sherman (1820-1891), U.S. Army officer; and his grandson, Thomas Ewing (1862-1942), U.S. commissioner of patents, lawyer, and author.

From the description of Thomas Ewing family papers, 1757-1941 (bulk 1815-1896). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981151

U.S. secretary of the Treasury.

From the description of Autograph, [ca. 1841]. (Historical Society of Washington, Dc). WorldCat record id: 70954432

U.S. Senator from Ohio, Secretary of the Treasury in the Harrison and Tyler administrations, and Secretary of the Interior in the Taylor administration. Philemon Beecher Ewing of Lancaster, Ohio, an Ohio Supreme Court judge, was his son. John G. Ewing, professor at the University of Notre Dame and lawyer, was his grandson.

From the description of Family papers, 1815-1905. (University of Notre Dame). WorldCat record id: 23899922

U.S. Senator and cabinet officer, from Lancaster (Fairfield Co.), Ohio.

From the description of Correspondence, 1833-1849. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20748931

Senator from Ohio; served as Secretary of the Treasury under Harrison & Tyler, as Secretary of the Interior under Taylor.

From the description of Letter, 1852 Apr. 3, Lancaster, [Ohio], to Gen. James T. Worthington. (Ohio State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 16198078


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