Edwin D. Morgan

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(8 February, 1811 -- 14 February, 1883) Morgan was an American businessman and politician. Born in Washington, Mass., Morgan moved to New York City in 1836 and pursued the grocery business. Morgan was a member of the State senate (1850-1855), the State commissioner of immigration (1855-1858), and the governor of New York (1859-1862). Morgan was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1863 and did not succeed as a candidate for reelection. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of New York Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, New York Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, New York Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866.

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