Marcus Morton

Marcus Morton

Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 6 Feb 1864 (aged 79)
Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 7870604 · View Source
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US Congressman, Massachusetts Governor. He graduated from Brown University Rhode Island, in 1804, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Taunton, Massachusetts. There he was the clerk of the Massachusetts State Senate in 1811. In 1817, he was elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses, serving until 1821. He was elected Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor in 1823 and was a judge of the Massachusetts Supreme Court, (1825-40). He was elected Governor of Massachusetts, serving (1840-41, (1843-44). Appointed by President Polk collector of customs in Boston, he served (1845-49), was delegate to the Massachusetts State constitutional convention in 1853 and was member of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives in 1858.

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