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Samuel Plummer MORRILL

(1816-1892)

MORRILL, Samuel Plummer, a Representative from Maine; born in Chesterville, Franklin County, Maine, February 11, 1816; attended the common schools and Farmington Academy, Farmington, Maine; studied theology; was ordained a minister and held pastorates in Farmington 1848-1853; elected in 1857 for a five-year term as register of deeds for Franklin County and was reelected to the same office in 1862; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1871); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1870; resumed his ministerial duties in East Dixfield 1877-1879; moved to Vienna in 1885; retired from the ministry in 1886; died in Chesterville, Franklin County, Maine, August 4, 1892; interment in Chesterville Hill Cemetery.

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

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