Moses Bledso Corwin

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Moses Bledso Corwin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851
Preceded byRichard S. Canby
Succeeded byBenjamin Stanton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Preceded byJohn L. Taylor
Succeeded byBenjamin Stanton
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Champaign County district
In office
December 3, 1838 – December 6, 1840
Preceded byEdward L. Morgan
Succeeded byW. C. Lawrence
Personal details
Born(1790-01-05)January 5, 1790
Bourbon County, Kentucky
DiedApril 7, 1872(1872-04-07) (aged 82)
Urbana, Ohio
Resting placeOak Dale Cemetery
Political partyWhig
ChildrenJohn A., Ichabod

Moses Bledso Corwin (January 5, 1790 – April 7, 1872) was a United States Representative from Ohio.


Born in Bourbon County, Kentucky, Corwin spent the early part of his life on a farm, and attended rural schools. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1812. He began practicing law in Urbana, Ohio.


Corwin was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1838 and 1839, and was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first United States Congress (March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851), and was again elected to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855).

Family life[edit]

Corwin's cousin, Thomas Corwin, was a U.S. Representative, Senator and Treasury Secretary; his cousin, Franklin Corwin, served one term as a Representative; his son, John A. Corwin, was his Democratic opponent in the 1848 Congressional election.


He engaged in the practice of law until his death at age 82. He was interred in Oak Dale Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Moses Bledso Corwin (id: C000790)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Wilson, J. G.; Fiske, J., eds. (1900). "Corwin, Thomas" . Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Richard S. Canby
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
Benjamin Stanton
Preceded by
John L. Taylor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
Benjamin Stanton