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

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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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referencedIn Barbour, Lucian, 1811-1880. Lucian Barbour papers, 1838-1977 (bulk 1840-1898). Library of Congress
creatorOf Morton, Oliver P. (Oliver Perry), 1823-1877. Autographs of members of the General Assembly, of Indiana, for the winter session of 1861, together with other distinguished gentlemen. Allen County Public Library, ACPL
creatorOf Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848. Indiana History mss, 1725-1973. Indiana University
referencedIn Autograph File, M, 1648-1985. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Denny, Mary Adaline, 1849-. [Essay], 1977. Indiana State Library - ISL
creatorOf Morton, Oliver P. (Oliver Perry), 1823-1877. Oliver P. Morton papers, 1850-1909. Indiana State Library - ISL
creatorOf Morton, Oliver P. (Oliver Perry), 1823-1877. Letter : Indianapolis, to Henry Wager Halleck, Washington, D.C., 1863 Jan. 2. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Ray, James M. (James Mitchell), 1800-1881. Letter : Indianapolis, to Abraham Lincoln, n.p., 1863 June 1. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901. Papers, 1853-1940. Indiana Historical Society Library
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referencedIn Carrington Family papers, 1749-1929 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Reconstruction Scrapbook, 1865-1880 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Carrington family. Carrington family papers, 1749-1929 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Morton, Oliver P., 1823-1877. Autograph telegram signed : to Hon. E.M. Stanton, Secretary of War, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Indiana History mss., 1725-1973 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Indiana autograph collection 1832-1926. Indiana State Library - ISL
referencedIn Newspaper graphics collection, 1854-1910. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Indiana. Circuit Court (Marion County). Marion County (Ind.) Circuit Court records, 1821-1868. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Edmonds, George F. Telegram, 1876. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Holloway, W. R. (William Robeson), 1836-1911. Letter : Centerville, Ind., to Joseph H. Barrett, [Cincinnati?], 1860 Sept. 19. Texas Christian University
creatorOf United States. Congress. Senate. Select committee to inquire into the Mississippi election of 1875. Records of the Select Committee to inquire into the Mississippi election of 1875, 1875-1876. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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referencedIn Lucian Barbour Papers, 1838-1977, (bulk 1840-1898) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Records of the Select Committee to inquire into the Mississippi election of 1875, 1875-1876 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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referencedIn House, Edward Mandell, 1858-1938. House, Edward Mandell Papers, 1896-1938 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Harlan, John Marshall, 1833-1911. Letter, 1862 September 11 [to] Oliver P. Morton. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Porter, Albert G. (Albert Gallatin), 1824-1897. Series III : Collected papers on Indiana history, 1759-1882. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Holloway, William R. (William Robeson), 1836-1911. Papers, 1795-1903. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Craig, Isaac A., 1834-1917. Papers, 1862-1865. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Morton, Oliver P. (Oliver Perry), 1823-1877. Letter: to Gov. of Washington Territory /by Oliver Perry Morton, 1866 Nov 1. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Lucas, D. R. (Daniel Robertson), 1840-1907. Papers, 1862-1907. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Morton, Oliver P. (Oliver Perry), 1823-1877. Letter : Indianapolis, to Henry Wager Halleck, Washington, D.C., 1863 Jan. 2. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Power, Jacob B., fl. 1846-1865. Papers, 1856-1865. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn House, Edward Mandell Papers 2011-212; 91-189; 90-223; 87-298; 85-309; 71-106; 71-105., 1896-1938 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Dickman, Charles, fl. 1862-1870. Letter, 1870. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Davis, Jefferson Columbus, 1828-1879. [Papers], 1826-1873. Indiana State Library - ISL
creatorOf Ray, James M. (James Mitchell), 1800-1881. Letter : Indianapolis, to Abraham Lincoln, n.p., 1863 June 1. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Morton, Oliver Perry. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. Papers, 1840-1933. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893. Hamilton Fish papers, 1732-1914 (bulk 1840-1890). Library of Congress
creatorOf Morton, Oliver P. (Oliver Perry), 1823-1877. Autograph letter signed : Indianapolis, to Major Gen. Burnside, 1863 July 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Veatch, James Clifford, 1819-1895. Papers, 1843-1935. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Doll, William Henry Harrison. [Papers], 1861-1864. Indiana State Library - ISL
creatorOf Fletcher, Calvin, 1798-1866. Indiana lawyers and politicians collection, 1831-1889. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Hamilton Fish Papers, 1732-1914, (bulk 1840-1890) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Spooner, Benjamin. Benjamin Spooner letters, 1862-1864. Indiana State Library - ISL
referencedIn Miller, Silas F., fl. 1865. Letter, 1865 May 12, Cincinnati, Ohio [to] Oliver P. Morton, Indianapolis. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Fahnestock, John. Circular letter, 1 Jan. 1862. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Love, John, 1820-1881. Papers, 1837-1886. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Barbour, Lucian. [Commission], 1862. Indiana State Library - ISL
creatorOf Kennedy, Samuel A., 1835-1900. Papers, 1813-1887. Franklin College, Hamilton Library
creatorOf Ewing, Hugh, 1826-1905. Papers 1841-1893. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Porter, Albert G. (Albert Gallatin), 1824-1897. Series I : Personal, legal, and political papers, 1843-1897. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Reconstruction Scrapbook. Reconstruction Scrapbook, 1865-1880 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Bearss, Daniel R., 1809-1884. Collection, 1800-1908 (bulk 1835-1864) Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Morton, Oliver P. (Oliver Perry), 1823-1877. Letters, 1862, 1864. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Morton, Oliver P. (Oliver Perry), 1823-1877. Oliver Perry Morton papers, 1862 August 19. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Kelly, C. Brian. Papers of C. Brian Kelly [manuscript], 1959-1978. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Morton, Oliver Perry, 1823-1877. Autograph letter signed : Portland, Oregon, to President Hayes, 1877 July 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Morton, Oliver Perry, 1823-1877. Letter signed : Washington, to President Johnson, 1867 Dec. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Stone, Asahel, 1817-1891. Letters, 1861-ca. 1865. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Reimer, Thomas E. Collection, 1862-1866. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Baker, Conrad, 1817-1885. Papers, 1858-1902. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Morton, Oliver P. (Oliver Perry), 1823-1877. Letter, May 15, 1865. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Carrington family. Carrington family papers, 1749-1929 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Borden Family. Borden Family Papers, 1715-1902. Indiana State Library - ISL
referencedIn Holmes, Edward Jackson, 1846-1884. Journal, 1870-1871. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Morton, Oliver P. (Oliver Perry), 1823-1877. Oliver P. Morton papers, 1861-1876. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Photographs from the Hollister Collection [graphic], ca. 1855-ca. 1959 Bancroft Library
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Birth 1823-08-04

Death 1877-11-01

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