Bellamy Storer (politician, born 1796)

Bellamy Storer (March 26, 1796 – June 1, 1875) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio, father of Bellamy Storer (1847).

Bellamy Storer
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837
Preceded byRobert Todd Lytle
Succeeded byAlexander Duncan
Personal details
Born(1796-03-26)March 26, 1796
Portland, Massachusetts
(now Maine)
DiedJune 1, 1875(1875-06-01) (aged 79)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Resting placeSpring Grove Cemetery
Political partyAnti-Jacksonian
ChildrenBellamy Storer
Alma materBowdoin College

Born in Portland in Massachusetts' District of Maine, Storer attended private schools in his native city. He entered Bowdoin College in Brunswick in 1809. He studied law in Boston. He was admitted to the bar in Portland in 1817 and commenced practice in Cincinnati, Ohio, the same year.

Storer was elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1836 to the Twenty-fifth Congress, taking a job as a professor in Cincinnati Law School 1855–1874. He was a Whig Presidential elector in 1844 for Clay/Frelinghuysen.[1] He was nominated by the Whigs in 1851 for the Ohio Supreme Court, but lost.[2] He served as judge of the superior court of Cincinnati from its organization in 1854 until 1872, when he resigned. He resumed the practice of law, and died in Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 1, 1875. He was interred in Spring Grove Cemetery.

He was a trustee of Ohio University beginning in 1866.[3] A bust of Storer was sculpted by Moses Jacob Ezekiel.[4]


  1. ^ Taylor 1899 : 255
  2. ^ Reed 1897 : 113-114
  3. ^ Walker 1869 : 348
  4. ^ Ezekiel, Moses Jacob (1975). Gutmann, Joseph; Chyet, Stanley F. (eds.). Memoirs from the Baths of Diocletian. Wayne State University Press. pp. 192–194. ISBN 0814315259.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by