: Print showing a side profile of Rufus Putnam from "Harper's Magazine," 1886. Putnam (1738-1824) was a Revolutionary War veteran and member of the Ohio Company who helped to found Marietta, Ohio, and open the Northwest Territory for settlement. In 1796, he became the surveyor-general of the United States. President Thomas Jefferson removed him from the position, and he continued to play an important role in territorial government and participated in the Constitutional Convention of 1802. Putnam favored the Federalist Party and did succeed in preventing slavery from becoming legal in Ohio. He died on May 4, 1824, in Marietta. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL03451 Subjects
: Ohio Company; Ohio History--Settlement and Early Statehood; Northwest Territory--History; Putnam, Rufus, 1738-1824 Places
: Marietta (Ohio); Washington County (Ohio)