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Governor Edward Tiffin portrait
Description: Portrait of Edward Tiffin (1766-1829) that hangs in the Ohio Statehouse. He became Ohio's first governor from 1803-1807. As governor, Tiffin faced numerous difficulties. One pressing issue centered upon tensions with the Native Americans, especially with the Shawnee Indians and their chief Tecumseh. Tiffin also was concerned with the British in Canada and along the Great Lakes, including on American soil. The Treaty of Paris (1783), which ended the American Revolution, required the British to withdraw all of their soldiers from America. The British failed to do this. During the late 1700s and early 1800s, the British provided natives, including Tecumseh, with weapons to battle the United States. Tiffin was reelected as governor in 1805, remaining in office until January 1, 1807. He also served as senator in the United States Senate (1807), member of the House of Representatives (1809), chief commissioner of the United States General Land Office (1812), and Surveyor General of the Nor View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AV105_1_2
Subjects: Ohio--Governors--Portraits; Ohio History--State and Local Government
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)