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Jacob Burnet

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Jacob Burnet (1770-1853) was an American jurist and statesman from Ohio. He was born in Newark, New Jersey on February 22, 1770, the son of William Burnet, Jr. He studied law, moved to the Northwest Territory and settled in Cincinnati in 1796. Burnet was an associate justice on the Ohio Supreme Court from 1821 to 1828, and U.S. Senator from 1828 to 1831. His "Notes on the Early Settlement of the Northwest Territory" is a primarly reference on the early Northwest. He died in Cincinnati on May 10, 1853, and is buried in the Spring Grove Cemetery there.

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Preceded by:
William Henry Harrison
U.S. Senators from Ohio Succeeded by:
Thomas Ewing
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