Meigs, Return Jonathan, 1764-1825

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Birth 1764-11-17
Death 1825-03-29

Biographical notes:

Known as Return Jonathan Meigs, Jr.; son of Return Jonathan Meigs, Jr. [sic]. Territorial and state official in Ohio; U.S. postmaster general 1814-1823.

From the description of ALS : to Isaac Craig, 1796 July 8. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122541808

Ohio pioneer, politician, governor of Ohio, and U.S. senator.

From the description of Letters, 1818-1820. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49253041

U.S. senator and governor of Ohio; U.S. postmaster general and jurist.

From the description of Papers of Return Jonathan Meigs, 1801-1818. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068135

Son of Return Jonathan Meigs, 1780-1823 and Joanna Winborn, he was born Nov. 17, 1764 in Middletown, Conn., graduated from Yale and was admitted to the Conn. bar. He moved to Marietta, 0. and was appointed one of the judges. of the territorial government in 1798. He was appointed judge in Michigan Territory in 1806 but resigned to become a candidate for Governor of Ohio, but was declared ineligible. He was elected to the U.S. Senate, again ran for governor in 1810 and won. In 1814 he resigned as governor to become Postmaster-General. In 1823 he resigned because of ill health and died in Marietta, 0. on Mar. 29, 1821. (D.A.B.) (blue index cards)

From the description of Return Jonathan Meigs papers, 1797-1822. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 422762893


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