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Thomas Worthington (1773-1827) governors portrait that hangs in the Ohio Statehouse. He served as one of the first United States Senators from Ohio from 1803-1807 and 1811-1814. From 1814-1818 Worthington served two, two-year terms as Governor of Ohio. As governor, Worthington advocated numerous social reforms, including the regulation of bars and taverns, state assistance to paupers, and prison reform. He also became one of the earliest advocates for a canal system and supported free public education in the state. Unfortunately for Worthington, the Ohio legislature refused to enact most of his proposals. However, by the mid to late 1820s, many of Worthington's ideas, such as canals and public education, had become realities in Ohio.


Ohio Historical Society AV 105, AL02661 from the Ohio Governors Portrait Transparency Collection Collection.


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