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Meigs, Return Jonathan, Jr.

Andrew Cayton

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.0300326

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Meigs, Return Jonathan, Jr. (17 November 1765–29 March 1824), governor of Ohio, senator, and postmaster general, was born in Middletown, Connecticut, the son of Return Jonathan Meigs (1740–1823) and Joanna Winborn. Meigs graduated with honors from Yale College (now Yale University) in 1785 and became a lawyer in Middletown. There he met Sophia Wright, a student in a local academy. They were married in 1788; among their wedding gifts were two slaves. They had one child....

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