William A. Trimble
|William Allen Trimble|
|United States Senator
March 4, 1819 – December 13, 1821
|Preceded by||Jeremiah Morrow|
|Succeeded by||Ethan A. Brown|
April 4, 1786|
Woodford County, Kentucky
|Died||December 13, 1821
|Resting place||Congressional Cemetery
|Alma mater||Transylvania College|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1812-1819|
|Unit||Eighth United States Infantry|
Trimble was born in Woodford, Kentucky, the son of James and Jane (Allen) Trimble. He graduated from Transylvania College and was admitted to the bar in 1811. He briefly practiced law in Highland County, Ohio from 1811-1812.
In the subsequent years he served in a variety of capacities, mostly with the Ohio militia and the U.S. Army in campaigns against the Pottawatomie Indians. He was a major of the Ohio Volunteers in 1812 and major of the Twenty-sixth United States Infantry in 1813. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel in 1814 and then lieutenant colonel of the First United States Infantry in 1814. He was transferred to the Eighth United States Infantry in 1815 and served there until his resignation in 1819, following his election to the U.S. Senate for the term beginning in 1819.
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|United States Senate|
|U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Ohio
Served alongside: Benjamin Ruggles
Ethan Allen Brown