Jonathan D. Morris

Jonathan David Morris ( born October 8, 1804 in Columbia, Hamilton County, Ohio, † May 16, 1875 in Connersville, Indiana ) was an American politician. Between 1847 and 1851 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Jonathan Morris was the son of U.S. Senator Thomas Morris (1776-1844) and the older brother of Congressman Isaac N. Morris ( 1812-1879 ). He attended the common schools. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he started in Batavia to work in this profession. He also was employed by the court administration in Clermont County. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career.

In the congressional elections of 1846 Morris was in the seventh election district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Joseph J. McDowell on March 4, 1847. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1851 two legislative sessions. These were initially still affected by the events of the Mexican-American War. The period after the war was dominated by discussions on the issue of slavery. In 1850, the introduced by U.S. Senator Henry Clay Compromise of 1850 was passed.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Jonathan Morris is no longer politically have appeared. He died on 16 May 1875 in Connersville and was buried in Batavia.