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Biography of Thomas Corwin


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Corwin, Thomas. An American statesman. Born in Kentucky in 1794. Was admitted to the bar in 1818, and after serving some seven years in the state legislature, was elected to Congress in 1830, and to the United States Senate in 1845. In 1850, he was appointed secretary of the treasury and, in 1861, minister to Mexico. Died in Washington in 1865.