Morgan Rawls

Morgan Rawls ( born June 29, 1829 in Statesboro, Georgia, † October 18, 1906 in Guyton, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1873 and 1874 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Morgan Rawls attended the common schools and worked in agriculture. In 1856 he moved to Guyton. During the Civil War he was first captain and later colonel in an infantry regiment of the Konföderiertenheeres. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1863 and 1904 he was several times as a delegate in the House of Representatives from Georgia. In 1865 he was a delegate at the meeting on the revision of the State Constitution.

In the congressional elections of 1872, Rawls was the first electoral district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Archibald T. MacIntyre on March 4, 1873. However, the choice of his Republican rival candidate Andrew Sloan was challenged. After this appeal was upheld, Rawls was forced to resign from his position at Sloan on March 24, 1874.

In the years 1874-1882 and 1891-1895 Morgan Rawls was an administrative employee at the U.S. House of Representatives. Otherwise, he again worked in agriculture. He died on October 18, 1906 in Guyton.