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John Alexander MORRISON

(1814-1904)

MORRISON, John Alexander, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Colerain, Lancaster County, Pa., January 31, 1814; attended the public schools; studied medicine; was graduated from the Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia, Pa., in 1837 and commenced practice in Cochranville, Pa.; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); inspector and appraiser of imports of drugs at the port of Philadelphia, Pa., 1853-1861; resumed the practice of medicine in Cochranville, Pa., 1861-1865; engaged in agricultural and mercantile pursuits; again resumed the practice of medicine in Cochranville, Pa., and died there July 25, 1904; interment in Fagg’s Manor Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Londonderry Township, Chester County, Pa.

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

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