William M. Morgan (congressman)

William Mitchell Morgan ( born August 1, 1870 in Brownsville, Licking County, Ohio; † September 17, 1935 in Columbus, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1921 and 1931 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Morgan attended the public schools of his home. Until 1898 he worked in various industries. Then he moved to Newark, where he worked as a laborer and later as a musician. He also studied literature and science. At times, he was also engaged in agriculture, trade and the wool business. Morgan was also involved in the labor and trade union movement. He was President of the Musicians Union in Newark. Politically, he joined the Republican Party.

In the congressional elections of 1920, Morgan was in the 17th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrat William A. Ashbrook on March 4, 1921. After four elections he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1921 five legislative sessions. In 1930, he was not confirmed.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Morgan took his previous activities on again. In 1932, he competed unsuccessfully to return to Congress. In 1935 he was chairman of the Trade Union Federation of Labor in Ohio for a few months. He then became a member of the state industrial commission. He died on September 17, 1935 in Columbus, and was buried in Newark.