Daniel Morris

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Daniel Morris, New York Congressman

Daniel Morris (January 4, 1812 – April 22, 1889) was a U.S. Representative from New York during the American Civil War.


Born in Fayette, New York, Morris attended the public schools and the Canandaigua Academy in Ontario County, New York. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1845 and commenced practice in Penn Yan, New York.

Morris served as District Attorney of Yates County from 1847 to 1850. He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Yates Co.) in 1859.

Morris was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1867). He was not a candidate for reelection in 1866, and resumed the practice of law.

He died in Penn Yan, New York on April 22, 1889, and was interred in Lake View Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Theodore M. Pomeroy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 25th congressional district

March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1867
Succeeded by
William H. Kelsey

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