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Joseph MORRIS

(1795-1854)

MORRIS, Joseph, (father of James Remley Morris), a Representative from Ohio; born in Greene County, Pa., October 16, 1795; attended the public schools; sheriff of Greene County in 1824; moved to Woodsfield, Monroe County, Ohio, in 1829 and engaged in mercantile pursuits; member of the State house of representatives in 1833 and 1834; treasurer of Monroe County; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1847); was not a candidate for renomination in 1846; resumed business interests; died in Woodsfield, Ohio, October 23, 1854; interment in Morris Cemetery, near Woodsfield.

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

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