Joseph Morris (Ohio politician)

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Joseph Morris
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 15th district
In office
March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1847
Preceded by Sherlock J. Andrews
Succeeded by William Kennon, Jr.
Personal details
Born (1795-10-16)October 16, 1795
Greene County, Pennsylvania
Died October 23, 1854(1854-10-23) (aged 59)
Woodsfield, Ohio
Resting place Morris Cemetery
Political party Democratic

Joseph Morris (October 16, 1795 - October 23, 1854) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio, father of James Remley Morris.

Born in Greene County, Pennsylvania, Morris attended the public schools. He was sheriff of Greene County in 1824. He moved to Woodsfield, Ohio, in 1829 and engaged in mercantile pursuits. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1833 and 1834.

Morris was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1847) from Ohio's 15th Congressional district. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1846. After retiring from the United States Congress he resumed business interests and then died in Woodsfield, Ohio on October 23, 1854. Morris was buried in Morris Cemetery, near Woodsfield.

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