Cameron A. Morrison

Cameron A. Morrison (born October 5, 1869 at Rockingham, Richmond County, North Carolina; † August 20, 1953 in Quebec, Canada ) was an American politician and the 55th Governor of North Carolina. This State, he also represented in both houses of Congress.

Early years and political rise

Cameron Morrison attended the local schools of his home and then McCaskill 's Academy. After studying law he was admitted to the bar in 1892. He then practiced in Rockingham. A year later, 1893, he was mayor of that city. In 1901 he was elected for one year in the Senate of North Carolina. In 1916 he was one of the electors, the Woodrow Wilson chose for the second time as president.

Governor of North Carolina

The Democratic Party nominated him for the upcoming 1920 gubernatorial elections. Contrary to the national trend, where the Republican Warren G. Harding won an impressive victory in the presidential elections, the Democrats succeeded, and thus Morrison to win the election for governor. His term began on January 12, 1921 and ended four years later on 14 January 1925. During this time, the governor had to deal with a wave of strikes on the railways and in textiles, which were finally settled. Morrison had built its own detention center for black youth and reformed the state banks of the state. In addition, the road network was expanded to meet the emerging automotive transport needs. The school system was supported by a larger budget. It was also the time of the start of electrification, North Carolina.

Congressman and Senator

After the end of his term Morrison remained connected to politics. In 1928 he was a member of the Democratic National Committee. From 1930 to 1932 he was a senator in the U.S. Congress, but was not confirmed in subsequent elections in this office. From 1943 to 1945 he was a delegate in the U.S. House of Representatives for the tenth constituency of North Carolina. In the intervening periods, he worked as a lawyer. Cameron Morrison died in August 1953.

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