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William Mitchell MORGAN


MORGAN, William Mitchell, a Representative from Ohio; born in Brownsville, Licking County, Ohio, August 1, 1870; attended the public schools; pursued various occupations until 1898, when he moved to Newark, Ohio; employed as a laborer and later as a musician; studied literature and science; engaged in agriculture, merchandizing, and in the wool-buying business; also active in organized labor movements, serving as president of the Newark (Ohio) Musicians’ Union; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1931); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress and for election in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; resumed his former business pursuits; president of the Ohio State Federation of Labor in 1935, resigning the same year to become a member of the State industrial commission, in which he served until his death in Columbus, Ohio, on September 17, 1935; interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newark, Ohio.

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

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