The Road to Civil War

Justin S. Morrill

(14 April, 1810 -- 28 December, 1898) Morrill was an American businessman and politician. Born in Orange County, Vt., Morrill engaged in business and agriculture until he was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-fourth Congress and as a Republican to the five succeeding Congresses. Afterwards, Morrill was elected as a Union Republican to the United States Senate in 1866 and reelected as a Republican in 1872, 1878, 1884, 1890 and 1896. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at]

Member of Vermont Delegation - United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65 , Vermont Delegation - United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866 , Vermont Delegation - The Civil Rights Act of 1875 , Vermont Delegation - United States Fifteenth Amendment , Vermont Delegation - The Road to Civil War [this display].

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