Charles Henry Morgan

Charles Henry Morgan ( born July 5, 1842 in Cuba, Allegany County, New York, † January 4, 1912 in Joplin, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1875 and 1911 he represented several times the state of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1845, Charles Morgan moved with his parents to Pewaukee, Wisconsin, where he attended the public schools. After he graduated from high school in Fond du Lac. During the Civil War Morgan served in the army of the Union; yet he rose to become captain of an infantry unit from Wisconsin from simple soldiers. After a subsequent law degree from Albany Law School in New York State and its admission to the bar he began in 1868 in Lamar ( Missouri) to work in this profession. He then spent four years in the local Barton County as a prosecutor working. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career.

Between 1872 and 1874 Morgan sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Missouri. In the congressional elections of 1874, he became the sixth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Harrison E. Havens on March 4, 1875. After a re-election he was able to initially complete two terms in Congress until March 3, 1879. In 1878 he was not re-elected. 1880, Morgan was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Cincinnati, was nominated on the Winfield Scott Hancock as a presidential candidate. In the congressional elections of 1882 he was elected the twelfth district of his state as the successor to William H. Hatch again to Congress, where he spent a further term until 3 March 1885. During this time he was chairman of the committee responsible for supervising the expenditure of the Post Ministry. In 1884, he missed the re-election.

In the congressional elections of 1892 Morgan was re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in the then newly-created 15th District, where he completed a further term of between 4 March 1893 to 3 March 1895. In 1894, he was not nominated by his party for re-election. During the Spanish- American War, Lieutenant Colonel Morgan was in an infantry unit from Missouri. Since 1907 he lived in Joplin, where he was engaged in mining. Politically, he had already left the Democrats and joined the Republican Party. In 1908 he was appointed as their candidate re-elected in the 15th electoral district in Congress, where he became the successor of Thomas Hackney on March 4, 1909. Since he was not re-elected in 1910, he was able to spend only one more term in the U.S. House of Representatives until March 3, 1911. Charles Morgan died on January 4, 1912 in Joplin.

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