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Born in Charles Town, Virginia (now West Virginia), Worthington moved to Ross County, Ohio in 1796. He served in the Territorial House of Representatives from 1799-1803 and served as a delegate to the State Constitutional Convention in 1803. Worthington was elected one of Ohio's first Senators in 1803, serving until 1807. He was returned to the Senate in December 1810 upon the resignation of Return J. Meigs, Jr. and served until December 1814, when he resigned after winning election to the governorship. He won re-election two years later, moving the state capital from Chillicothe to Columbus. Worthington did not seek re-election in 1818. He narrowly lost a bid for a third partial term in the Senate in 1821, losing to the incumbent governor, Ethan Allen Brown, instead returning to the Ohio House of Representatives.
|Preceded by (1803):
|U.S. Senators from Ohio||Succeeded by (1807):
|Preceded by (1810):
Return J. Meigs, Jr.
|Succeeded by (1814):
|Governors of Ohio||Succeeded by:|
Ethan Allen Brown
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