Charles Henry Morgan

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Charles Henry Morgan, Missouri Congressman.

Charles Henry Morgan (July 5, 1842 – January 4, 1912) was a United States Representative for Missouri, 1875–1879, 1883–1885, 1893–1895, and 1909–1911.

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Morgan was born in Cuba, New York. His family moved to Pewaukee, Wisconsin in 1845. He attended school in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. During the American Civil War he enlisted in the Union Army and rose from Private (rank) to captain in the First Regiment and Twenty-first Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry.

He graduated from Albany Law School in 1865 and began practicing law in Lamar, Missouri. In 1868 he was prosecuting attorney of Barton County, Missouri; member of the Missouri House of Representatives in 1872–74.

During the Spanish–American War he was a lieutenant colonel of the Fifth Missouri Volunteer Infantry.

In 1907 he moved to Joplin, Missouri.

He served as a Democratic congressman in 1875–79, 1883–85 (during which he was chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department) and 1893–95. He was elected as a Republican in 1908 and served 1909–1911.

He died in Joplin, Missouri and is interred in Mount Hope Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Harrison Eugene Havens
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 6th congressional district

March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1879
Succeeded by
James Richard Waddill
Preceded by
William H. Hatch
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 12th congressional district

March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
Succeeded by
William J. Stone
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 15th congressional district

March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
Succeeded by
Charles Germman Burton
Preceded by
Thomas Hackney
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 15th congressional district

March 4, 1909 – March 3, 1911
Succeeded by
James Alexander Daugherty

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.