Rogers Clark Ballard Morton

Rogers Clark Ballard Morton

Birth
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Death 19 Apr 1979 (aged 64)
Easton, Talbot County, Maryland, USA
Burial Wye Mills, Talbot County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 6661920 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman, Presidential Cabinet Secretary. He graduated from Yale University in 1937, engaged in the food business and served as a Captain in the Armored Field Artillery, U.S. Army, during World War II. After the war, he was a beef cattle feeding operator, later entered politics and was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-eighth Congress reelected to the next four succeeding Congresses, serving (1963-71). In 1971, he was appointed Secretary of the Interior in the Cabinet of President Gerald R. Ford, serving until 1975 and was also Secretary of Commerce (1975-76). After leaving the cabinet, he retired from politics and engaged in boat building until his death from cancer.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 5 Aug 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6661920
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rogers Clark Ballard Morton (19 Sep 1914–19 Apr 1979), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6661920, citing Old Wye Episcopal Church Cemetery, Wye Mills, Talbot County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .