Thomas Morris (Ohio politician)

Thomas Morris ( * January 3, 1776 in Berks County, Pennsylvania, † December 7, 1844 in Bethel, Ohio) was an American lawyer and politician (Democratic Party), who represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. Senate.

Early on, the family moved away from Pennsylvania and settled in Clarksburg West Virginia in today's down, where the boy sporadically attended the public schools. In 1793 he joined the Army Rangers and was used in fighting against rebellious Indians. Two years later he moved to Columbia in Ohio, which later became a part of Cincinnati was, and worked there as a clerk in a store.

From 1800 he finally lived in Bethel, where he began to practice as a lawyer after successful studies of law and admission to the Bar Association in 1804. He also took a political career in attack. As a representative of Clermont County, he was a total of four times for two-year terms of office of the House of Representatives from Ohio 1806-1821; five legislative sessions to two years, he was 1813-1833 in the Senate of the State. Moreover, he was from 1809 to 1810 Judge at the Supreme Court of Ohio.

On March 4, 1833 drew Morris, who was one of the supporters of U.S. President Andrew Jackson, after all, in the U.S. Senate in Washington. After six years, during which he Chairman of the Committee on engrossed bills was, among other things, he not applied for re-election. He worked in the episode as a farmer and returned only once briefly in politics back when he was unsuccessful candidate in 1844 the short-lived Liberty Party for the office of U.S. Vice President. He and presidential candidate James G. Birney not get beyond 2.3 percent of the vote.

Thomas Morris died in the same year. His son Jonathan was later congressman for Ohio, whose younger brother Isaac sat for Illinois House of Representatives.