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  Ewing, Thomas
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NameThomas Ewing
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, Ohio , United States
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Born December 28, 1789
DiedOctober 26, 1871 (81 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
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Oct 17, 2005 01:46pm
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InfoThomas Ewing (December 28, 1789–October 26, 1871) was a National Republican and Whig politician from Ohio. He served in the U.S. Senate as well as serving as the Secretary of the Treasury and Secretary of the Interior.

Born in West Liberty, Ohio County, Virginia (now West Virginia). After studying at Ohio University, Ewing commenced the practice of law in Lancaster, Ohio in 1816. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1830 as a Whig and served a single term. He was unsuccessful in seeking a second term in 1836. Ewing served as Secretary of the Treasury from March 4, 1841–September 11, 1841, serving under Presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler. Ewing was later appointed to serve as the first Secretary of the Interior by President Zachary Taylor. Ewing served in the position from March 8, 1849-July 22, 1850 under Taylor and Millard Fillmore. Ewing was then appointed to the Senate to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Thomas Corwin, and served from July 20, 1850-March 3, 1851. Ewing was unsuccessful in seeking re-election in 1851. Ewing was appointed by President Andrew Johnson to a third post as Secretary of War in 1868 following the firing of Edwin Stanton but the Senate, still outraged at Johnson's firing of Stanton - which had provoked Johnson's impeachment - refused to act on the nomination.

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  02/01/1861 Washington Peace Convention - Delegate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  00/00/1850 OH US Senate - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  03/07/1849 US Secretary of the Interior Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/14/1842 OH US Senate Lost 40.74% (-17.59%)
  03/03/1841 Secretary of Treasury Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  00/00/1837 OH US Senate Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  12/29/1830 OH US Senate Won 66.67% (+33.33%)
ENDORSEMENTS
US Vice President - Senate Runoff - Feb 08, 1837 W Francis Granger