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Charles Henry MORGAN

(1842-1912)

MORGAN, Charles Henry, a Representative from Missouri; born in Cuba, Allegeny County, N.Y., July 5, 1842; moved to Wisconsin in 1845 with his parents, who settled in Pewaukee; attended the common schools and the Fond du Lac (Wis.) High School; during the Civil War served in the Union Army four years and three months as a private, noncommissioned officer, second and first lieutenant, and captain in the First Regiment and Twenty-first Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry; was graduated from the Albany (N.Y.) Law School; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Lamar, Barton County, Mo., in 1868; prosecuting attorney of Barton County, Mo., four years; member of the Missouri house of representatives 1872-1874; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1879); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1878 to the Forty-sixth Congress; elected to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Forty-eighth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1880; elected to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1895); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1894; served in the war with Spain as lieutenant colonel of the Fifth Missouri Volunteer Infantry; moved to Joplin, Mo., in 1907 and engaged in mining; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first Congress (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1911); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; died in Joplin, Mo., January 4, 1912; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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