Charles Henry Morgan

Charles Henry Morgan

Charles Henry Morgan

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Charles Henry Morgan (July 5, 1842 - January 4, 1912) was Representative representing Missouri from March 4, 1875-March 3, 1879, March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885, March 4, 1893-March 3, 1895, and March 4, 1909-March 3, 1911.


Morgan was born in Cuba, New York. His family moved to Pewaukee, Wisconsin in 1845. He attended school in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. During the American Civil War he enlisted in the Union Army and rose from Private to captain in the First Regiment and Twenty-first Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry.

He studied law at Albany, New York and began practicing law in Lamar, Missouri. In 1868 he was prosecuting attorney of Barton County, Missouri; member of the Missouri House of Representatives in 1872-1874.

During his various tenures in Congress he was chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department.

During the Spanish-American War he was a lieutenant colonel of the Fifth Missouri Volunteer Infantry.

In 1907 he moved to Joplin, Missouri.

He served as a Democratic congressman in 1875-79, 1883–85 and 1893-95. He was elected as Republican in 1909-1911.

He died in Joplin, Missouri and is interred in Mount Hope Cemetery.

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Retrieved on 2008-02-09

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