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Governor Thomas Kirker
Description: Photograph of a portrait of Thomas Kirker (1760-1837) who became acting governor in 1807 when Governor Edward Tiffin resigned to become a United State Senator. As governor, Kirker dealt with Ohio citizens' concerns about Native-American threats in western Ohio. He sent Thomas Worthington and Duncan McArthur to Fort Greene Ville in late 1807 to investigate, but the two men found no evidence to support the settlers' concerns. Because of Worthington's and McArthur's report, military conflict with the Native Americans did not materialize during Kirker's administration. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: OHS_10581_Kirker
Subjects: Ohio History--State and Local Government; Ohio--Governors--Portraits
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)