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Thomas Ewing, American army officer. member Ohio Constitutional Convention, 1873-1874; member United States House of Representatives from Ohio, 45th-46th congresses, 1877-1881.

Background

Ewing, Thomas was born on August 7, 1829 in Lancaster, Ohio, United States. Son of Thomas and Maria (Boyle) Ewing.

Education

Educated Brown U., A.M. (honorary). Honorary Doctor of Laws, Georgetown (District of Columbia) College, 1870.

Career

Private secretary to President United States, 1848-1850. Leader of anti-Lecompton Constitution forces in Kansas. Representative from Kansas to Peace Convention, Washington, District of Columbia, 1861.

1st chief justice Kansas Supreme Court, 1861-1862. Commissioned colonel 11th Kansas Volunteers, 1862, served in battles of Fort Wayne, Cane Hill and Prairie Grove. Promoted brigadier general, 1863, served in battles in Missouri, 1864, held Fort Davidson, Pilot Knob, Missouri.

Commanded Border district 1863-1864. St. Louis district, 1864. Brevetted major general, 1865.

Member Ohio Constitutional Convention, 1873-1874. Member United States House of Representatives from Ohio, 45th-46th congresses, 1877-1881. Unsuccessful candidate for government Ohio, 1879 founder, president Ohio Society New York.

Trustee Ohio U., 1878-1883. Acting vice president Cincinnati Law College, 1881.

Membership

Member Ohio Constitutional Convention, 1873-1874. Member United States House of Representatives from Ohio, 45th-46th congresses, 1877-1881.

Connections

Married Ellen Cox, January 8, 1856.

father:
Thomas Ewing

mother:
Maria (Boyle) Ewing

spouse:
Ellen Cox