Oliver P. Morton

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"(August 4, 1823 - November 1, 1877) Oliver Hazard Perry Throck Morton was a(n) hatter, lawyer, Governor, member of a commission, judge, and American politician. Morton was born in Salisbury, Wayne County, Indiana. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1847. Morton was elected judge of the 6th judicial circuit of Indiana (1852), unsuccessful Republican candidate for governor (1856), lieutenant governor (1860), became governor when former governor was elected to the senate (1861), and was elected governor (1864). Oliver was also appointed a member of the Electoral Commission of 1877 to decide the contests in various states in the presidential election of 1876. Morton was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1867 and 1873 (March 4, 1867 - his death November 1, 1877). While on the Senate, he served as the chairman on the Committee on Manufactures (41st Congress), on Committee on Agriculture (42nd Congress), And on Committee on privileges and Elections (42nd - 45th Congresses). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=M001020]"

Member of Indiana Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment.

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