|Minnesota State Senator|
|Constituency||Minnesota's 5th State Senate District|
|1st Mayor of Minneapolis|
February 26, 1867 – April 14, 1868
|Succeeded by||Hugh G. Harrison|
|3rd Mayor of Minneapolis|
April 13, 1869 – April 12, 1870
|Preceded by||Hugh G. Harrison|
|Succeeded by||Eli B. Ames|
|Born||December 27, 1814
Livermore, Maine, US
|Died||June 26, 1897|
Dorilus Morrison (December 27, 1814 – June 26, 1897) was a banker, businessman, and politician who lived in the US state of Minnesota. He was the first and third mayor of Minneapolis. Morrison was born in Livermore, Maine, and was a lumber merchant in Bangor, Maine (1842–53) before moving to Minnesota. He was the cousin of William D. Washburn, who also moved to Minneapolis from Maine. Washburn became a noted area businessman and later a U.S. Senator.
Dorilus Morrison was elected to represent the 5th district in the Minnesota State Senate and served from 1864 to 1865. He served two non-consecutive terms as mayor of Minneapolis in 1867–68 and 1869–70. When the Northwestern National Bank of Minneapolis was chartered in 1872, Morrison was its president. Later the bank and its holding company survived the Great Depression and became Wells Fargo. Around that same time, he began building a streetcar line in the city. He joined with other businessmen, and eventually hired Thomas Lowry, who got the line up and running in 1875. The line eventually merged with a line in neighboring St. Paul to become Twin City Rapid Transit.
After Morrison died, his body was interred at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis.
- The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Morris-harris to Morrison; Progressive Men of Minnesota (Minneapolis, 1897), p. 453
- "A History of Minneapolis: Banking and Finance". Minneapolis Public Library (mpls.lib.mn.us). 2001. Retrieved 2007-12-20.
- The Political Graveyard: Morrison, accessed January 30, 2004
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