David L. Morril
David Lawrence Morril
|United States Senator|
from New Hampshire
March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1823
|Preceded by||Thomas W. Thompson|
|Succeeded by||Samuel Bell|
|10th Governor of New Hampshire|
June 3, 1824 – June 7, 1827
|Preceded by||Levi Woodbury|
|Succeeded by||Benjamin Pierce|
|Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives|
|Preceded by||George B. Upham|
|Succeeded by||Henry B. Chase|
|Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives|
|Born||June 10, 1772|
Epping, Province of New Hampshire, British America
|Died||January 28, 1849 (aged 76)|
Concord, New Hampshire, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Lydia Poor, m. 1824|
|Alma mater||Dartmouth College|
University of Vermont (J.D.)
David Lawrence Morril (June 10, 1772 – January 28, 1849) was an American politician, attorney, physician and minister. He served as a U.S. Senator for New Hampshire from 1817 to 1823, and was elected as governor of the state, serving from 1824 until 1827.
Morril was born to Samuel and Anna (Lawrence) Morril in Epping in the Province of New Hampshire on June 10, 1772. He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy and Dartmouth College, and later received his law degree from the University of Vermont.
The legislature elected him as the U.S. Senator from New Hampshire in 1817, and he served until 1823.
In 1824 Morril was elected as Governor of New Hampshire, serving from June 3, 1824 to June 7, 1827. In the 1824 election, Morril received the most votes; however, because he failed to win a majority of the votes cast, the election had to be decided by the legislature. Morril was elected by a vote of 163 to 43 during a joint meeting of the New Hampshire legislature. In the 1825 election, Morril ran unopposed; in the 1826 election, Morril defeated his opponent Benjamin Pierce by 5,392 votes. In the 1827 election, Morril was defeated by Pierce by an overwhelming margin: Benjamin Pierce won 21,166 votes out of 27,411 cast.
Morril married Lydia Poor in 1824 and they had four children together.
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Thomas W. Thompson
| U.S. Senator (Class 2) from New Hampshire
Served alongside: Jeremiah Mason, Clement Storer, John F. Parrott
| Governor of New Hampshire
George B. Upham
| Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
Henry B. Chase