William S. Morgan

William Stephen Morgan ( born September 7, 1801 Monongalia County, Virginia; † September 3, 1878 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1835 and 1839 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Born in what is now West Virginia William Morgan attended the common schools and worked afterwards in agriculture. In the 1820s he joined the movement to the later U.S. President Andrew Jackson and became a member of the Democratic Party, founded in 1828 by this. In 1832 he ran unsuccessfully for Congress yet.

In the congressional elections of 1834 Morgan but was then elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he took up his new mandate on March 4, 1835. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1839 two legislative sessions. Since 1837 he was chairman of the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions. In 1838 he gave up another candidacy.

Between 1841 and 1844 Morgan sat in the House of Representatives from Virginia. Otherwise, he held a number of management positions, including serving in the Congress government and the Parliament of Virginia. From 1845 to 1861 he worked for the Federal Ministry of Finance and then to 1863 for the Smithsonian Institution. He spent his life in Rivesville (West Virginia), and died on September 3, 1878 during a visit to the German capital Washington. William Morgan was buried at the local cemetery Congress.