William M. Morgan (congressman)
|William Mitchell Morgan|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 17th district
March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1931
|Preceded by||William A. Ashbrook|
|Succeeded by||Charles F. West|
August 1, 1870|
|Died||September 17, 1935
|Resting place||Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newark, Ohio|
Born in Brownsville, Ohio, Morgan attended the public schools. He pursued various occupations until 1898, when he moved to Newark, Ohio. He was employed as a laborer and later as a musician. He studied literature and science. He engaged in agriculture, merchandizing, and in the wool-buying business. Also active in organized labor movements, serving as president of the Newark (Ohio) Musicians' Union.
Morgan was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1931). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress and for election in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress. He resumed his former business pursuits. He served as president of the Ohio State Federation of Labor in 1935, resigning the same year to become a member of the State industrial commission, in which he served until his death in Columbus, Ohio, on September 17, 1935. He was interred in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newark, Ohio.
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