Charles Henry Morrill

Charles Henry Morrill

Birth
Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 11 Dec 1928 (aged 85)
Stromsburg, Polk County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Stromsburg, Polk County, Nebraska, USA
Plot West block
Memorial ID 27133094 · View Source
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In 1879 Morrill became Governor Albinus Nance's private secretary, and in 1904 he was elected Republican national committeeman. He was elected regent of the University of Nebraska in 1889, serving as president of the Board of Regents from 1892 to 1902. In the 1890s he and Dr. E. H. Barbour, professor of geology, initiated yearly geological and paleontological expeditions into all parts of the state. These expeditions gathered the initial collections of the University of Nebraska Museum. Later in life Morrill liberally financed expeditions and maintenance of the university's collections. When the university museum building was erected in 1927, it was named Morrill Hall. A county in western Nebraska, organized in 1908, and a community northwest of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, also bear Morrill's name.


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  • Created by: Beth Sparrow
  • Added: 27 May 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 27133094
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Henry Morrill (14 Jul 1843–11 Dec 1928), Find a Grave Memorial no. 27133094, citing Stromsburg Cemetery, Stromsburg, Polk County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Beth Sparrow (contributor 46549069) .