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Robert Page Walter MORRIS

(1853-1924)

MORRIS, Robert Page Walter, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Lynchburg, Campbell County, Va., June 30, 1853; attended a private school and the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.; was graduated from the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va., in 1872; assistant professor of mathematics, Virginia Military Institute, in 1872 and 1873; professor of mathematics in the Texas Military Institute in 1873; moved to Austin, Tex.; professor of applied mathematics in the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in 1876; settled near Bryan, Tex.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Lynchburg, Va., in 1880; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress; moved to Duluth, Minn., in 1886; elected municipal judge of Duluth in February 1889; elected city attorney of Duluth in March 1894; appointed district judge of the eleventh judicial district of Minnesota in August 1895; resigned in 1896; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth, Fifty-sixth, and Fifty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1903); declined to be a candidate for renomination; United States district judge for the district of Minnesota 1903-1923; retired from public life in 1923 and moved to Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif.; died in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., December 16, 1924; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery, Duluth, Minn.

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

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