Joseph Morris (Ohio politician)

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Joseph Morris
Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
from Ohio's 15th district
In office
March 4, 1843 March 3, 1847
Preceded by Sherlock J. Andrews
Succeeded by William Kennon, Jr.
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
In office
1833-1834
Personal details
Born(1795-10-16)October 16, 1795
Greene County, Pennsylvania
DiedOctober 23, 1854(1854-10-23) (aged 59)
Woodsfield, Ohio
Resting placeMorris Cemetery
Political party Democratic

Joseph Morris (October 16, 1795 – October 23, 1854) was an American politician who served as a U.S. Representative from Ohio from 1843 1847.

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He was the father of James Remley Morris, who served in the U.S. Congress during the Civil War.


Early life and career

Born in Greene County, Pennsylvania, Morris attended the public schools. He was sheriff of Greene County in 1824. He moved to Woodsfield, Ohio, in 1829 and engaged in mercantile pursuits. He served as a member of the State house of representatives in 1833 and 1834.

Congress

Morris was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1847) from Ohio's 15th Congressional district. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1846.

Retirement and death

After retiring from the United States Congress he resumed business interests and then died in Woodsfield, Ohio on October 23, 1854. Morris was buried in Morris Cemetery, near Woodsfield.

Sources

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates  public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov .

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Sherlock J. Andrews
United States Representative from Ohio's 15th congressional district
1843–1847
Succeeded by
William Kennon, Jr.

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