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Oliver Morton (Congressional Biographical Directory)

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"Morton, Oliver Hazard Perry Throck," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=M001020.
MORTON, Oliver Hazard Perry Throck, a Senator from Indiana; born in Salisbury, Wayne County, Ind., August 4, 1823; attended a private school in Springfield, Ohio; apprenticed to a hatter and worked at the trade four years; attended Wayne County Seminary, Centerville, Ind., and Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1847 and commenced practice in Centerville; elected judge of the sixth judicial circuit of Indiana in 1852; unsuccessful Republican candidate for Governor in 1856; elected lieutenant governor in 1860 and upon the election of the Governor to the United States Senate became Governor of Indiana in 1861; elected Governor in 1864; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1867; reelected in 1873 and served from March 4, 1867, until his death; chairman, Committee on Manufactures (Forty-first Congress), Committee on Agriculture (Forty-second Congress), Committee on Privileges and Elections (Forty-second through Forty-fifth Congresses); appointed a member of the Electoral Commission of 1877, to decide the contests in various states in the presidential election of 1876; died in Indianapolis, Ind., November 1, 1877; interment in Crown Hill Cemetery.
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