Thomas Morris (New York politician)

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Thomas Morris (February 26, 1771 – March 12, 1849) was a United States Representative from New York and was a son of Founding Father Robert Morris, a merchant, signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and later a U.S. Senator. The younger Morris was born in Philadelphia and attended school in Geneva, Switzerland (from 1781 to 1786) and the University of Leipzig, in Germany, from 1786 from 1788. He returned to Philadelphia and studied law; he was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Canandaigua, New York. He was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1794 to 1796.

Morris was elected as a Federalist to the Seventh Congress, holding office from March 4, 1801 to March 3, 1803. He was not a candidate for renomination, and resumed the practice of law in New York City in 1803. He was appointed United States Marshal for the Southern District of New York in 1816, 1820, 1825, and 1829. In 1849, he died in New York City.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Cooper
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 10th congressional district

Succeeded by
George Tibbits