Henry Lee Morey

Henry Lee Morey (* April 8, 1841 in Collinsville, Butler County, Ohio; † December 29, 1902 in Hamilton, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1881 and 1884, and again from 1889 to 1891, he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Henry Morey was a cousin of James Whitcomb (1795-1842), who was both a U.S. Senator and Governor of Indiana. He attended the common schools and graduated from Miami University in Oxford afterwards. During the Civil War he served in the army of the Union, where he rose to become captain. In the meantime, he was taken prisoner, he was released from the back through an exchange. After a subsequent law studies at the Indianapolis Law School and was admitted as an attorney of his 1867 he began to work in Hamilton in this profession. Between 1871 and 1875 he acted as the legal representative of the city. In 1873 he was attorney for the local Butler County. Politically, he joined the Republican Party. In 1875, he ran unsuccessfully for the Senate from Ohio.

In the congressional elections of 1880 Morey was in the third electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John A. McMahon on March 4, 1881. Two years later he was re-elected in the seventh district of his state. There he broke on March 4, 1883 from John P. Leedom. His opponent James E. Campbell put but against the election results a contradiction. After this had been admissible, Morey had to surrender on June 20, 1884 from his position at Campbell. In June 1884, he participated in Chicago as a delegate to the Republican National Convention. In the 1888 elections Morey was elected again in the seventh district of Ohio in Congress, where he James Campbell replaced again on March 4, 1889, which was also returned after a break two years earlier in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Since he has not been confirmed in 1890, Henry Morey could only spend one more term to March 3, 1891 at the Congress. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he practiced as a lawyer again. He died on December 29, 1902 in Hamilton, where he was also buried.