Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Morgan, George Washington

Morgan, George Washington, a Representative from Ohio; born in Washington, Pa., September 20, 1820; attended Washington (now Washington and Jefferson) College, Washington, Pa., until 1836; enlisted in a company commanded by his brother and assisted Texas in gaining her independence; attained the rank of captain; returned to the United States; was a cadet in the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., 1841-1843; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Mount Vernon, Ohio, in 1843; served in the Mexican War; commissioned colonel of the Second Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, June 23, 1846, and colonel of the Fifteenth Regiment, United States Infantry, April 9, 1847; brevetted brigadier general August 20, 1847, "for gallant and meritorious conduct at the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mexico"; honorably discharged August 7, 1848; appointed consul at Marseille, France, in 1855; appointed Minister Resident at Lisbon, Portugal, in 1858; served in the Civil War; commissioned a brigadier general of Volunteers November 12, 1861, and had command of the Seventh Division of the Army of the Ohio; was with General Sherman at Vicksburg; assigned to the Thirteenth Army Corps; was in command at the taking of Fort Hindman, Ark.; resigned June 8, 1863, on account of ill health; unsuccessful candidate for election as Governor of Ohio in 1865; presented credentials as a Democratic Member-elect to the Fortieth Congress and served from March 4, 1867, until June 3, 1868, when he was succeeded by Columbus Delano, who contested the election; elected to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1873); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1872 to the Forty-third Congress; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at St. Louis in 1876; died at Fortress Monroe, Va., July 26, 1893; interment in Mound View Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Morgan, George Washington," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1587 Original Sources, accessed January 30, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8FXR73FR1UPL755.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Morgan, George Washington." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1587, Original Sources. 30 Jan. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8FXR73FR1UPL755.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Morgan, George Washington' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1587. Original Sources, retrieved 30 January 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8FXR73FR1UPL755.