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Calvary MORRIS

(1798-1871)

MORRIS, Calvary, a Representative from Ohio; born in Charleston, Kanawha County, Va. (now West Virginia), January 15, 1798; attended the common schools; moved to Ohio in 1819 and settled in Athens; sheriff of Athens County 1823-1827; member of the State house of representatives 1827-1829; member of the State senate 1829-1835; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1835 and 1836; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-sixth, and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1843); chairman, Committee on Invalid Pensions (Twenty-seventh Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1842; engaged in wool growing; moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1847; engaged in mercantile pursuits; returned to Athens and in 1854 was elected probate judge of Athens County; died in Athens, Ohio, on October 13, 1871; interment in Athens Cemetery.

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

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