William A. Trimble

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William Allen Trimble
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United States Senator
from Ohio
In office
March 4, 1819 – December 13, 1821
Preceded by Jeremiah Morrow
Succeeded by Ethan A. Brown
Personal details
Born (1786-04-04)April 4, 1786
Woodford County, Kentucky
Died December 13, 1821(1821-12-13) (aged 35)
Washington, D.C.
Political party Democratic-Republican

William Allen Trimble (April 4, 1786 – December 13, 1821) was a National Republican politician from Ohio. He served in the United States Senate.

Born in Woodford, Kentucky the son of James and Jane Allen Trimble, Trimble attended Transylvania College. He briefly practiced law in Highland County, Ohio in 1811-1812. In the subsequent years he served in a variety of capacities, mostly in Indian campaigns, with the Ohio militia and U.S. Army. He was a major of the Ohio Volunteers 1812; major of the Twenty-sixth United States Infantry 1813; raised to lieutenant colonel in 1814; lieutenant colonel of the First United States Infantry 1814; transferred to the Eighth United States Infantry 1815 and resigned in 1819, after being elected to the U.S. Senate for the term beginning in 1819. Trimble served in the Senate until his death two years later.

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United States Senate
Preceded by
Jeremiah Morrow
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Ohio
1819–1821
Served alongside: Benjamin Ruggles
Succeeded by
Ethan Allen Brown