William R. Morrison
(24 September, 1824 -- 29 September, 1909) Morrison was an American lawyer, politician, and colonel. Born in Monroe County, Ill., Morrison was a soldier in the Mexican-American War. After returning to Illinois in 1851, Morrison studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1855. From 1852 to 1860 Morrison was a member of the State house of representatives, returning again in 1870. During the Civil War, Morrison was colonel of the Forty-ninth Regiment. While in still in command, Morrison was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress. Later, Morrison was elected to the Forty-third and six succeeding Congresses.
[Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]
Illinois Delegation - United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act
Illinois Delegation - United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65