Governor Thomas Corwin portrait   Save
Governor Thomas Corwin portrait
Description: Thomas Corwin (1794-1865) served as governor of Ohio from 1840 to 1842. Corwin defeated incumbent Wilson Shannon, becoming Ohio's fifteenth governor. Although Corwin had won the election, he found that his time as governor would not be easy. He and other Whigs wanted to create a state bank, but Democrats dominated both houses within the state legislature. They defeated his plans for the bank. Because the state was still in an economic downturn, Corwin and the Whig Party received much of the blame for not creating solutions. In the election of 1842, Wilson Shannon ran against Corwin and won. As an orator, he eloquently expressed his opposition to the Mexican War. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AV105_1_12
Subjects: Ohio--Governors--Portraits; Ohio History--State and Local Government
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)