U.S. Legislative Branch Morris, Daniel - U.S. Congressman, NY

Daniel Morris

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Born: January 4, 1812

Birthplace: Fayette, New York

Father: Joseph J. Morris 1790 – 1851

Mother: Elizabeth Betsy Perrin 1795 – 1874

Wife: Lucy Torrey 1824 – 1884
(Buried: Lakeview Cemetery, Penn Yan, New York)​

Children:

Emma Lucy Morris Tracy 1846 – 1925​
(Buried: Lakeview Cemetery, Penn Yan, New York)​
William Torrey Morris 1853 – 1928​
(Buried: Lakeview Cemetery, Penn Yan, New York)​

Political Party: Republican Party

Occupation before War:


1845 – 1863: Attorney in Penn Yan, New York​
1847 – 1850: Yates County, New York District Attorney​
1847 – 1854: Free Soil Democrat in New York​
1854 – 1863: Chairman of Yates County, Republican Party​
1859: Member of New York State Assembly​

Civil War Career:

1854 – 1863: Chairman of Yates County Republican Party​
1861: Helped organize rallies and recruiting with pro war Democrats​
1863: Elected as a United States Congressman from New York​
1863 – 1867: Member of House Judiciary Committee​
1865: Supporter of the 13th​ Amendment to the U.S. Constitution​

Occupation after War:

1863 – 1867: Missed 224 of 1,213 roll call votes in the U.S. House​
1867 – 1889: Attorney in Penn Yan, New York​

Died:
April 22, 1889

Place of Death: Penn Yan, New York

Age at time of Death: 77 years old

Burial Place: Lake View Cemetery, Penn Yan, New York
 
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