George W. Morgan

Quill platform ID: p11278.

"(September 20, 1820 -- July 26, 1893) George Washington Morgan was a(n) soldier, lawyer, general, consul, minister resident, public servant, and American politician. He was born in Washington, Pennsylvania and moved to Mount Vernon, Ohio in 1843. George studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1843. He was appointed consul at Marseilles, France (1865), Minister Resident at Lisbon, Portugal (1858), unsuccessful candidate for governor of Ohio (1865), and delegate to the Democratic National Convention (1876). Morgan assisted in getting Texas's independence, attainted the rank of captain, and returned to the United States as a Cadet at West Point. He served in the Mexican War, commissioned colonel of the 2nd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry (June 23, 1846), colonel of the 15th Regiment United States Infantry (April 9, 1847), brigadier general (August 20, 1847), and commissioned brigadier general of Volunteers over the 7th Division of the Army of Ohio in the 13th Army Corps (November 12, 1862 -June 8, 1863). Morgan presented credentials as a Democratic Member-elect to the 40th Congress (March 4, 1867 - June 3, 1868) when he was contested and succeeded by Columbus Delano. He was also elected as a Democrat to the 41st and 42nd Congresses (March 4, 1869 - March 3, 1873) and was not reelected in 1872. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at]"

Member of Ohio Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, Ohio Delegation—The Civil Rights Act of 1875.

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