Morton, Oliver P. (Oliver Perry), 1823-1877

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Dates:
Birth 1823-08-04
Death 1877-11-01

Biographical notes:

Indiana lawyer, judge, and Republican politician. Morton served as the state's lieutenant governor in 1861, and as governor from 1861 to 1867. In 1867 he was elected to the U.S. Senate, and served there until his death.

From the description of Oliver P. Morton papers, 1861-1876. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 27970020

14th Governor of Indiana, 1861-1867; United States Senator from Indiana, 1867-1877.

From the description of Autographs of members of the General Assembly, of Indiana, for the winter session of 1861, together with other distinguished gentlemen. (Allen County Public Library). WorldCat record id: 756658456

Republican Governor of Indiana throughout the Civil War

From the description of Letter, May 15, 1865. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 53039976

Oliver P. Morton was born August 4, 1823 in Salisbury, Wayne County, Indiana. He was apprenticed to a hatter and worked in that career for four years before attending Wayne County Seminary and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Morton Studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1847. He began his law practice in Centerville, Indiana. He was elected judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Indiana in 1852. He ran unsuccessfully for governor of Indiana in 1856 but was elected lieutenant governor under Henry S. Lane in 1860. He became governor in 1861 upon Lane's election to the U.S. Senate. He served as governor until 1867 when he was elected to the U.S. Senate. While in the Senate Morton served on the Committee on Manufactures, Committee on Agriculture, and the Committee on Privileges and Elections; he was appoint to the Electoral Commission of 1877 to decide contests in various states during the presidential election of 1876. Oliver P. Morton died on November 1, 1877 in Indianapolis and is interred at Crown Hill Cemetery.

From the description of Oliver P. Morton papers, 1850-1909. (Lincoln Library). WorldCat record id: 247223876

Oliver P. Morton was born 4 August 1823 in Centerville, Wayne County, Indiana. He became Indiana's fourteenth governor and held office from 1861 to 1867. In 1867 he was elected to the U.S. Senate and served there until his death in 1877.

From the description of Letters, 1862, 1864. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 183708782

Governor of Indiana, United States Senator.

From the description of Letter signed : Washington, to President Johnson, 1867 Dec. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270613364

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Indianapolis, to Major Gen. Burnside, 1863 July 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612816

From the description of Autograph telegram signed : to Hon. E.M. Stanton, Secretary of War, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270613275

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Portland, Oregon, to President Hayes, 1877 July 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612992

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Subjects:

  • Reconstruction
  • Medicine, Military
  • Autographs--Collections
  • Legislators--Autographs
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Presidents--Election--1876
  • Presidents--Election
  • Surgeons
  • Governors--Autographs
  • Statesmen--Autographs
  • Governor--Correspondence

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  • Indiana (as recorded)
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  • United States (as recorded)
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  • Ohio River (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Louisiana (as recorded)
  • Washington Territory (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Indiana (as recorded)
  • Indiana (as recorded)
  • Indiana (as recorded)
  • Indiana (as recorded)