Morgan Morgans

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Morgan Morgans
Member of the
Connecticut Senate
from the 12th District
In office
1863 – 1865[1]
Preceded by A. Homer Byington
Succeeded by Charles Ballard
Member of the
Connecticut House of Representatives
from Stamford
In office
1862 – 1863[1]
Serving with Isaac S. Jones
Preceded by Wells R. Ritch, Isaac S. Jones
Succeeded by Selleck Scofield, Joseph D. Warren
President of the
Board of Alderman of
New York City
In office
1850–1851
Preceded by James Kelly
Succeeded by Richard T. Compton
Personal details
Born (1806-10-23)October 23, 1806[2]
New York City[2]
Died May 20, 1889(1889-05-20) (aged 82)[2]
Brooklyn, New York[2]
Resting place Woodland Cemetery, Stamford, Connecticut (418-29)
Political party Whig[2]
Spouse(s) Mary A. Wilmore
Children Mary Morgans Hoyt, James F. Morgans, Morgan Morgans, Jr., Josiah Morgans, Margaret Morgans

Morgan Morgans (October 23, 1806 – May 20, 1889) was a member of the Connecticut Senate representing the 12th District from 1863 to 1865 and a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1862 to 1863. In 1852, he was the Whig Party candidate for mayor of New York City.

He was born in New York City in East Broadway on October 23, 1806.[2]

He was a profitable brass founder and added to his income by real estate speculation.[2]

Morgans was the leader of the Whig Party in the Seventh Ward of New York.[2]

He was elected Assistant Alderman in 1849, and represented the ward as Alderman from 1850 to 1851.[2] During his term as Alderman, he was President of the Board of Alderman,[3] and was Acting Mayor during the temporary absence of Ambrose Kingsland.[2]

In 1852, he was nominated by the Whigs as a candidate for mayor of New York City, but lost to Jacob Aaron Westervelt.[4]

He retired from his business in 1857.[2]

In 1859, he moved to Stamford, Connecticut, where he built a residence.[2]

He lived in Connecticut for eight years, and during that time was a member of both the Connecticut House and Connecticut Senate.[2]

Upon leaving Connecticut, he settled in Cutchogue, New York, where he had previously spent his summers.[2]

He remained in Cutchogue until the death of his wife, after which he lived with his son James at 373 Monroe Street in Brooklyn until his death.[2]

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Connecticut Senate
Preceded by
A. Homer Byington
Member of the
Connecticut Senate
from the 12th District

1863–1865
Succeeded by
Charles Ballard
Connecticut House of Representatives
Preceded by
Wells R. Ritch
Isaac S. Jones
Member of the
Connecticut House of Representatives
from Stamford

1862–1863
Succeeded by
Selleck Scofield
Joseph D. Warren