US Con -Morton, Oliver Perry - U.S. Senator, IN

Oliver Perry Throck Morton:
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Born: August 4, 1823
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Birthplace: Wayne County Indiana
Father: James Throck Morton
Mother: Sarah Miller

Wife: Lucinda Maria Burbank 1825 – 1907
(Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Indiana)

Children:
John M. Morton 1846 – 1900
(Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Indiana)
Mary E. Morton 1848 – 1849
(Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Indiana)
Lilias Morton 1850 – 1852
(Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Indiana)
Walter Scott Morton 1856 – 1926
(Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Indiana)
Oliver Throck Morton 1860 – 1898
(Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Indiana)
Child of O.P. Morton 1878 – 1878
(Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Indiana)


Political Party: Democratic Party and Republican Party
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Education:

Apprenticed as a hatter
Attended Wayne County Seminary
Attended Miami University (Ohio)

Occupation before War:
Worked hatter trade for four years
1847 – 1852: Attorney in Centerville Indiana
1852: Circuit Court Judge in Centerville Indiana
1853 – 1861: Attorney in Centerville Indiana
1856: Indiana Delegate to Republican Party National Convention
1856: Unsuccessful Republican Party Candidate for Governor

Civil War Career:
1861: Lt. Governor of Indiana
1861 – 1867: Governor of Indiana
Strong Supporter of the Union Cause during the Civil War
Supporter of President Lincoln’s conduct of the war
1861: Telegraphed offering 10,000 volunteers after Fort Sumter
1861: Called for the Indiana State Assembly to unite for Union
1862: Attended Loyal War Governors Conference in Pennsylvania
1864: Reelected to office of Governor by more than 20,000 votes

Occupation after War:
1861 – 1867: Governor of Indiana
1865: Crippled by a paralytic stroke he suffered
1867 – 1877: United States Senator from Indiana
1867 – 1877: Member of Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Supporter of the Radical Republican Reconstruction Program
1868: Voted in favor of the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
1871 – 1873: Member of Senate Audit and Control of Expense Committee
Declined appointment as United States Minister to Great Britain
1876: Unsuccessful Candidate for Republican Party Nomination
1877: Lead a committee to investigate charges of bribery
1877: Suffered a stroke that paralyzed the left side of his body


Died:
November 1, 1877
Place of Death: Indianapolis Indiana
Age at time of Death: 54 years old
Burial Place: Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Indiana



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