Moses Bledso Corwin

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Moses Bledso Corwin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851
Preceded byRichard S. Canby
Succeeded byBenjamin Stanton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Preceded byJohn L. Taylor
Succeeded byBenjamin Stanton
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Champaign County district
In office
December 3, 1838 – December 6, 1840
Preceded byEdward L. Morgan
Succeeded byW. C. Lawrence
Personal details
Born(1790-01-05)January 5, 1790
Bourbon County, Kentucky
DiedApril 7, 1872(1872-04-07) (aged 82)
Urbana, Ohio
Resting placeOak Dale Cemetery
Political partyWhig
Spouse(s)Margaret
ChildrenJohn A., Ichabod

Moses Bledso Corwin (January 5, 1790 – April 7, 1872) was a United States Representative from Ohio.

Biography[edit]

Born in Bourbon County, Kentucky, Corwin spent the early part of his life on a farm, and attended rural schools. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1812. He began practicing law in Urbana, Ohio.

Career[edit]

Corwin was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1838 and 1839, and was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first United States Congress (March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851), and was again elected to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855).

Family life[edit]

Corwin's cousin, Thomas Corwin, was a U.S. Representative, Senator and Treasury Secretary; his cousin, Franklin Corwin, served one term as a Representative; his son, John A. Corwin, was his Democratic opponent in the 1848 Congressional election.

Death[edit]

He engaged in the practice of law until his death at age 82. He was interred in Oak Dale Cemetery.

Sources[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Moses Bledso Corwin (id: C000790)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Wikisource-logo.svg Wilson, J. G.; Fiske, J., eds. (1900). "Corwin, Thomas" . Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Richard S. Canby
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 4th congressional district

1849-1851
Succeeded by
Benjamin Stanton
Preceded by
John L. Taylor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th congressional district

1853-1855
Succeeded by
Benjamin Stanton