Robert P. Morris

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Robert Page Waller Morris, (June 30, 1853 – December 16, 1924) a Representative from Minnesota; born in Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, attended a private school and the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia; was graduated from the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia, in 1872; assistant professor of mathematics, Virginia Military Institute, in 1872 and 1873; professor of mathematics in the Texas Military Institute in 1873; moved to Austin, Texas; professor of applied mathematics in the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in 1876; was the first Commandant of Corps of Cadets at A&M College of Texas and served as Commandant from 1876–1880; settled near Bryan, Texas; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Lynchburg, Virginia, in 1880; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1884 to the 49th congress; moved to Duluth, Minnesota, in 1886; elected municipal judge of Duluth in February 1889; elected city attorney of Duluth in March 1894; appointed district judge of the eleventh judicial district of Minnesota in August 1895; resigned in 1896; elected as a Republican to the 55th, 56th, and 57th congresses, (March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1903); declined to be a candidate for renomination; United States district judge for the district of Minnesota 1903 – 1923; retired from public life in 1923 and moved to Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California; died in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota, December 16, 1924; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery, Duluth, Minnesota.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles A. Towne
U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 6th congressional district
1897 – 1903
Succeeded by
Clarence Buckman