: Governor portrait of Ethan A. Brown (1776-1852) that hangs in the Ohio Statehouse. Brown served as Ohio's seventh governor from 1818 to 1822. Upon entering office he soon faced some significant challenges as governor. Both Ohio and the nation entered a time of economic struggle known as the Panic of 1819. Many Ohioans were losing their farms and businesses, and there was a shortage of national currency in the state. In addition to the state's battles with the National Bank, Brown advocated the improvement of Ohio's infrastructure as a way of improving the economy. Brown believed that a system of canals offered the best solution to the state's transportation woes. On January 13, 1822, Brown left the governorship to represent Ohio as a United States senator, replacing William A. Trimble, who had recently died. View on Ohio Memory.
: AV105_1_6 Subjects
: Ohio--Governors--Portraits; Ohio History--State and Local Government; Brown, Ethan Allen, 1776-1852 Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)