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Jacob Burnet

Jacob Burnet, American senator, college president. member Territorial Councils of Ohio, 1799-1802; member Ohio Legislature, 1812-1816; member United States Senate (Federalist) from Ohio, 1828-1831; member of commission appointed by Virginia and Kentucky to settle controversy over statute of limitation passed by Kentucky, 1831.

Background

  • Burnet, Jacob was born on February 22, 1770 in Newark, New Jersey, United States. Son of Doctor William and Mary (Camp) Burnet.

  • Education

    • Graduate Princeton, 1791, honorary Doctor of Laws. Honorary Doctor of Laws, U. Lexington.

    Career

    • Admitted to New Jersey bar, 1796. Member Territorial Councils of Ohio, 1799-1802. Member Ohio Legislature, 1812-1816.

      A leader in passage of National Land Act. of 1820. Judge Ohio Supreme Court, 1821-1828. Member United States Senate (Federalist) from Ohio, 1828-1831.

      Member of commission appointed by Virginia and Kentucky to settle controversy over statute of limitation passed by Kentucky, 1831. President Cincinnati branch United States Bank. Gave presidential nomination speech for William Henry Harrison, 1839.

      President Cincinnati Astronomical Society. 1st president Cincinnati Colonization Soc. A founder, 1st president Cincinnati College.

      President Medical College of Ohio. Author: Notes on the Northwest Territory, 1847.

    Works

    • Author: Notes on the Northwest Territory, 1847.

    Membership

    Member Territorial Councils of Ohio, 1799-1802. Member Ohio Legislature, 1812-1816. Member United States Senate (Federalist) from Ohio, 1828-1831.

    Member of commission appointed by Virginia and Kentucky to settle controversy over statute of limitation passed by Kentucky, 1831.

    Connections

    • Married Rebecca Wallace, January 2, 1800, 11 children.
    • father: Doctor William Burnet
    • mother: Mary (Camp) Burnet
    • spouse: Rebecca Wallace
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    Born February 22, 1770
    Died March 10, 1853
    (aged 83)
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