William M. Morgan (congressman)

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William Mitchell Morgan
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 17th district
In office
March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1931
Preceded byWilliam A. Ashbrook
Succeeded byCharles F. West
Personal details
Born(1870-08-01)August 1, 1870
Brownsville, Ohio
DiedSeptember 17, 1935(1935-09-17) (aged 65)
Columbus, Ohio
Resting placeCedar Hill Cemetery, Newark, Ohio
Political partyRepublican

William Mitchell Morgan (August 1, 1870 – September 17, 1935) was a U.S. Representative from 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, merchandising, and the wool-buying business. He was 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.

Sources[edit]

  • United States Congress. "William M. Morgan (id: M000959)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William A. Ashbrook
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 17th congressional district

1921-1931
Succeeded by
Charles F. West