Daniel N. Morgan

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Daniel N. Morgan
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19th Treasurer of the United States
In office
June 1, 1893 – June 30, 1897
President Grover Cleveland
William McKinley
Preceded by Enos H. Nebecker
Succeeded by Ellis H. Roberts
Personal details
Born (1844-08-18)August 18, 1844
Newtown, Connecticut, U.S.
Died May 30, 1931(1931-05-30) (aged 86)
Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
Resting place Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport
Occupation banker

Daniel Nash Morgan (August 18, 1844 – May 30, 1931) was a United States banker who was Treasurer of the United States from 1893 to 1897.

Biography[edit]

D. N. Morgan was born in Newtown, Connecticut on August 18, 1844.[1] His father owned a store, which he took over as a young man. He later took a partner, running the store as Morgan & Booth.[1] In 1869, he moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut, becoming a partner in Birdsey & Morgan, a firm producing dry goods and carpets.[1] He also ran a grocery, Morgan, Hopson & Co., in 1877.[1] In 1879, he became president of the City National Bank of Bridgeport.[2]

Morgan was elected to the Bridgeport common council in 1873 and served until 1874; was a member of the Bridgeport Board of Education 1877-78; and was mayor of Bridgeport in 1880 and 1884.[1]

In 1893, President of the United States Grover Cleveland named Morgan Treasurer of the United States, and Morgan held that office from June 1, 1893 until June 30, 1897.

Morgan was a candidate to be Governor of Connecticut in 1898, but he lost to George E. Lounsbury.[3]

Morgan died in Bridgeport on May 30, 1931, twelve days after being hit by an automobile.[3] He is buried in Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Illustrated Popular Biography of Connecticut (1891), p. 42
  2. ^ http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=FB0C11F73C5515738DDDAC0994DC405B8385F0D3 "Treasurer Daniel N. Morgan", New York Times, Apr. 15, 1893]
  3. ^ a b c Political Graveyard
Government offices
Preceded by
Enos H. Nebecker
Treasurer of the United States
June 1, 1893 – June 30, 1897
Succeeded by
Ellis H. Roberts