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Dwight Whitney MORROW

(1873-1931)
Senate Years of Service:
1930-1931
Party:
Republican

MORROW, Dwight Whitney, a Senator from New Jersey; born in Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va., January 11, 1873; moved with his parents to Allegheny (now a part of Pittsburgh), Pa., in 1875; attended the public schools; graduated from Amherst College in 1895; studied law at Columbia University; admitted to the bar in 1899 and engaged in practice in New York City; moved to Englewood, N.J., in 1903; engaged in banking and served as director of many industrial and financial corporations; during the First World War was director of the National War Savings Committee for the State of New Jersey; served abroad as advisor to the Allied Maritime Transport Council, as a member of the Military Board of Allied Supply and as a civilian aid; chairman of the New Jersey Prison Inquiry Commission 1917-1918 and of the New Jersey State Board of Institutions and Agencies 1918-1920; chairman of the Aircraft Board created by President Calvin Coolidge in 1925; appointed Ambassador to Mexico by President Coolidge 1927-1930; delegate to the Sixth Pan American Conference held at Havana in 1928 and to the London Naval Conference in 1930; elected on November 4, 1930, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy in the term ending March 3, 1931, caused by the resignation of Walter E. Edge, and at the same time was elected for the term commencing March 4, 1931, and served from December 3, 1930, until his death in Englewood, N.J., on October 5, 1931; interment in Brookside Cemetery.

Bibliography

American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography; McBride, Mary. The Story of Dwight W. Morrow. New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1930; Nicolson, Harold. Dwight Morrow. 1935. Reprint. New York: Arno Press, 1975.

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

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