U.S. Legislative Branch -Morris, James Remley - U.S. Congressman, OH

James Remley Morris:
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Born: January 10, 1819
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Birthplace: Rogersville Pennsylvania
Father: Joseph Morris 1795 – 1854
(Buried: Morris Cemetery Miltonsburg Ohio)
Mother: Sarah Hill 1795 – 1885
(Buried: Morris Cemetery Miltonsburg Ohio)
1st​ Wife: Mary Roberts Williams 1823 – 1856
(Buried: Morris Cemetery Miltonsburg Ohio)
2nd​ Wife: Temperance N. Witten 1830 – 1901
(Buried: Witten Cemetery Monroe County Ohio)
Children:
Sarah Janes Morris Okey 1853 – 1920
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery Prescott Iowa)


Political Party: Democrat Party

Education:

1833 – 1834: Served two years apprenticeship at Printing Trade
1834 – 1839: Studied under a Private Tutor

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Woodsfield Ohio
County Treasurer in the State of Ohio
1844 – 1848: Editor and Manager of Spirit of Democracy Newspaper
1848: Ohio State Representative
1859: Member of Ohio State Board of Equalization

Civil War Career:
1861 – 1865: United States Congressman from Ohio
1861 – 1865: Member of House Committee on District of Columbia
1861 – 1865: Missed 577 Votes during his term as U.S. Congressman
1864: Unsuccessful Candidate for reelection as U.S. Congressman

Occupation after War:
1865 – 1872: Attorney in Woodsfield Ohio
1872 – 1877: Judge of Probate Court in Ohio
1877 – 1886: Attorney in Woodsfield Ohio
1886 – 1889: United States Postmaster for Woodsfield Ohio


Died: December 24, 1899
Place of Death: Woodsfield Ohio
Age at time of Death: 80 years old
Burial Place: Morris Cemetery Miltonsburg Ohio
 
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