Tappan, Benjamin, 1773-1857

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1773-05-25
Death 1857-04-20

Biographical notes:

Jurist, lawyer, and U.S. senator of Ohio.

From the description of Papers of Benjamin Tappan, 1799-1852. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068238

American Senator, lawyer and anti-slavery leader.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to William Cullen Bryant, 1839 Dec. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270579143

Jurist and U.S. senator from Ohio.

From the description of Benjamin Tappan papers, 1795-1900 (bulk 1795-1866). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71061671

Biographical Note

  • 1773, May 23: Born, Northampton, Mass.
  • circa 1779 - 1799 : Educated in public schools Apprenticed to a copperplate printer and engraver Made a voyage to the West Indies Studied portrait painting briefly under Gilbert Stuart Studied law under Gideon Granger Admitted to the bar at Hartford, Conn.
  • 1799: Became first settler of what is now Portage County, Ohio
  • 1801: Married Nancy Wright (died 1822) Settled in Ravenna, Ohio
  • 1803 - 1805 : Member, Ohio state senate
  • 1809: Moved to Steubenville, Ohio, where he continued to practice law
  • 1812: Aide-de-camp to Major General Elijah Wadsworth during the War of 1812
  • 1816 - 1823 : Presided as judge, Fifth Circuit Court of Common Pleas
  • 1823: Returned to private law practice Married Betsy Ford Frazer (died 1840)
  • circa 1823: Appointed as member, Ohio Canal Commission
  • 1826 - 1833 : Served as federal district judge
  • 1831: Published Cases Decided in the Courts of Common Pleas, in the Fifth Circuit of. . . . Ohio. Steubenville: Printed by J. Wilson (previously printed in parts, 1818-1819)
  • 1832: Democratic presidential elector supporting Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren
  • 1839 - 1845 : Member, U.S. Senate from Ohio
  • 1856: Supported John C. Frémont for president
  • 1857, Apr. 20: Died, Steubenville, Ohio

From the guide to the Benjamin Tappan Papers, 1795-1900, (bulk 1795-1866), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Antislavery movements
  • Mollusks
  • Abolitionists
  • Slavery--United States
  • Canals
  • Lawyers
  • Indians of North America--Wars
  • Shells
  • Courts
  • Judges
  • Mineralogy
  • Law
  • Slavery

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  • Lawyers
  • Jurists
  • Senators, U.S. Congress--Ohio
  • Politicians

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  • United States (as recorded)
  • Ravenna (Ohio) (as recorded)
  • Texas (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Ohio (as recorded)
  • Ohio (as recorded)
  • Ohio (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Ohio (as recorded)
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