|United States Senator
December 10, 1828 – March 4, 1831
|Preceded by||William H. Harrison|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Ewing|
February 22, 1770|
Newark, New Jersey
|Died||May 10, 1853
|Political party||National Republican|
He was born in Newark, New Jersey on February 22, 1770, the son of Dr. William Burnet. He studied law, moved to the Northwest Territory and settled in Cincinnati in 1796. His half-brother David G. Burnet was the first president of the Republic of Texas.
Jacob Burnet was considered the "father of the Ohio constitution" and was an associate justice on the Ohio Supreme Court from 1821 to 1828, and U.S. Senator from 1828 to 1831. His "Notes on the Early Settlement of the North-western Territory" is a primary reference on the early Northwest.
He died in Cincinnati on May 10, 1853, aged 83, and is buried in the Spring Grove Cemetery there.
- Burnet, Jacob (1847). Notes on the Early Settlement of the North-western Territory. Cincinnati: Derby, Bradley and Company.
- Gilkey 1901 : 131
- Charles Theodore Greve (1904). "Centennial History of Cincinnati and Representative Citizens, Volume 1". Biographical Publishing Company. p. 377. Retrieved 2013-05-22.
- Gilkey 1901 : 469
- Gilkey, Elliot Howard, ed. (1901). The Ohio Hundred Year Book: A Hand-book of the Public Men and Public Institutions of Ohio .... State of Ohio.
- Jacob Burnet at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Find-a-grave Jacob Burnet
- Congressional Biography
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