Thomas Shannon (Ohio politician)

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Thomas Shannon
Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
from Ohio's 10th district
In office
December 4, 1826 March 3, 1827
Preceded by David Jennings
Succeeded by John Davenport
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives from Belmont County
In office
Preceded byNew district
Succeeded by William Dunn
William Perrine
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives from Belmont and Monroe counties
In office
Preceded by William Dunn
Charles Hammond
George Paull
Succeeded by Isaac Atkinson
William Perrine
John Scatterday
Member of the Ohio Senate from Belmont County
In office
December 7, 1829 December 4, 1831
Preceded by William Blackstone Hubbard
Succeeded by William Dunn
In office
Personal details
Born(1786-11-15)November 15, 1786
Washington County, Pennsylvania
Died March 16, 1843(1843-03-16) (aged 56)
Barnesville, Ohio
Resting place Green Mount Cemetery
Political party Adams

Thomas Shannon (November 15, 1786 March 16, 1843) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Ohio State of the United States of America

Ohio is a Midwestern state in the Great Lakes region of the United States. Of the fifty states, it is the 34th largest by area, the seventh most populous, and the tenth most densely populated. The state's capital and largest city is Columbus.

Born in Washington County, Pennsylvania, he attended public schools and moved to Ohio with his parents, who settled in Belmont County, Ohio in 1800. He engaged in agricultural pursuits and later moved to Barnesville in Belmont County in 1812 where he entered the mercantile business. During the War of 1812 served as captain of Belmont County Company in Colonel John Delong’s regiment.

Washington County, Pennsylvania County in the United States

Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 207,820. Its county seat is Washington. The county was created on March 28, 1781, from part of Westmoreland County. The city and county were both named after American Revolutionary War leader George Washington, who eventually became the first President of the United States.

Pennsylvania State of the United States of America

Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The Appalachian Mountains run through its middle. The Commonwealth is bordered by Delaware to the southeast, Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, Lake Erie and the Canadian province of Ontario to the northwest, New York to the north, and New Jersey to the east.

Belmont County, Ohio County in the United States

Belmont County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 70,400. Its county seat is St. Clairsville. The county was created in 1801 and later organized in 1815. It takes its name from the French for "beautiful mountain".

He served as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1819 to 1822 and again in 1824 and 1825. In 1826, he was elected as an Adams candidate to the 19th Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of David Jennings and served from December 4, 1826, to March 3, 1827.

Ohio House of Representatives lower house of the Ohio General Assembly

The Ohio House of Representatives is the lower house of the Ohio General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Ohio; the other house of the bicameral legislature being the Ohio Senate.

19th United States Congress

The Nineteenth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, consisting of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, D.C. from March 4, 1825, to March 4, 1827, during the first two years of the administration of U.S. President John Quincy Adams. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Fourth Census of the United States in 1820. The Senate had a majority of Jackson Men, while the House had an Anti-Jackson (pro-Adams) majority.

David Jennings (1787–1834) was a United States Representative from Ohio.

He did not seek renomination in 1827, and returned to Barnesville, Ohio, where he became a leaf-tobacco merchant. He was elected to and served in the Ohio State Senate in 1829 and again from 1837 to 1843. He died in Barnesville, and is interred in Green Mount Cemetery.

Tobacco agricultural product processed from the leaves of plants in the genus Nicotiana

Tobacco is a product prepared from the leaves of the tobacco plant by curing them. The plant is part of the genus Nicotiana and of the Solanaceae (nightshade) family. While more than 70 species of tobacco are known, the chief commercial crop is N. tabacum. The more potent variant N. rustica is also used around the world.

Thomas Shannon was the brother of Wilson Shannon, Governor of Ohio and Territorial Governor of Kansas Territory.

Wilson Shannon American politician (Democrat)

Wilson Shannon was a Democratic politician from Ohio and Kansas. He served as the 14th and 16th Governor of Ohio, and was the first governor of Ohio born in the state. Shannon was the second governor of the Kansas Territory.

Kansas Territory territory of the United States between 1854 and 1861

The Territory of Kansas was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from May 30, 1854, until January 29, 1861, when the eastern portion of the territory was admitted to the Union as the state of Kansas.

See also

The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all present and former members of the United States Congress and its predecessor, the Continental Congress. Also included are Delegates from territories and the District of Columbia and Resident Commissioners from the Philippines and Puerto Rico.

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