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Joseph Watkins MORRIS

(1879-1937)

MORRIS, Joseph Watkins, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Sulphur, Henry County, Ky., on February 26, 1879; moved to New Castle, Ky., with his father in 1889; attended the public schools and was graduated from the New Castle High School in 1899; engaged in mercantile pursuits at New Castle; secretary to Representative J. Campbell Cantrill 1909-1923; delegate to every Democratic State convention since 1904; chairman of the Democratic State campaign committee in 1923; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of J. Campbell Cantrill and served from November 30, 1923, to March 3, 1925; was not a candidate for renomination in 1924; State revenue agent for Kentucky 1925-1927; manager of a bus terminal in Louisville, Ky., from 1929 until his death in Louisville, Ky., December 21, 1937; interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Carrollton, Ky.

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

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