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  • ID: I342966
  • Name: Edward Denison MORGAN
  • RELA: 6th cousin 4x removed
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Edwin Denison /Morgan/
  • Birth: 8 FEB 1811 in Washington, Berkshire Co., MA
  • Event: Elected Governor of New York BET 1 JAN 1859 AND 31 DEC 1862
  • Event: Military service BET 1861 AND 1863 Maj. Gen., Union Army
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from New York BET 4 MAR 1863 AND 4 MAR 1869
  • Death: 14 FEB 1883 in New York, NY
  • Title: Gov.
  • Event: Pic Sen. Edwin Denison Morgan
  • Event: Sound
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  • Note:
    MORGAN, Edwin Denison, (cousin of Morgan Gardner Bulkeley), a Senator from New York; born in Washington, Mass., February 8, 1811; moved with his parents to Windsor County, Conn., in 1822; attended the public schools and Bacon Academy, Colchester, Conn.; moved to Hartford, Conn., in 1828 and engaged in mercantile pursuits; member, city council of Hartford 1832; moved to New York City in 1836 and engaged in the wholesale grocery business, banking and brokerage; alderman of New York City 1849; member, State senate 1850-1855; State commissioner of immigration 1855-1858; chairman of the Republican National Committee 1856-1864; Governor of New York 1859-1862; during the Civil War served as major general of Volunteers in the Union Army 1861-1863, serving as commander of the Department of New York; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1863, to March 3, 1869; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1868; chairman, Committee on the Library (Fortieth Congress); chairman of the Republican National Committee 1872-1876; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1876; declined the office of Secretary of the Treasury in the Cabinet of President Chester Arthur in 1881; died in New York City, February 14, 1883; interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Conn.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Jasper MORGAN b: 3 JAN 1783 in Groton, New London Co., CT
    Mother: Catharine COPP b: 7 OCT 1775 in Groton, New London Co., CT

    Marriage 1 Eliza Matilda WATERMAN b: 10 DEC 1810 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT
    • Married: 19 AUG 1833 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT
    1. Has Children Edwin Denison MORGAN , Jr. b: 8 SEP 1834 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT
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