Individual Record -- Morrill, Justin Smith
Age: 0, credited to Strafford, VT
Service: U.S. Senator
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Birth: 04/14/1810, Strafford, VT
Burial: Strafford Cemetery, Strafford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: R. N. Ward Jr.
Findagrave Memorial #: 7179931
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not eligible
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Strafford Cemetery, Strafford, VT
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Library of Congress
MORRILL, JUSTIN SMITH, a Representative and a Senator from Vermont; born in Strafford, Orange County, Vt., April 14, 1810; attended the common schools and Thetford and Randolph Academies; a merchant's clerk in Strafford 1825-1828 and in Portland, Maine, 1828-1831; merchant in Strafford 1831-1848; engaged in agriculture and horticulture 1848-1855; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-fourth Congress and as a Republican to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1867), when he became Senator; author of the Tariff Act of 1861 and of the land-grant bill, which bears his name; chairman, Committee on Ways and Means (Thirty-ninth Congress); elected as a Union Republican to the United States Senate in 1866; reelected as a Republican in 1872, 1878, 1884, 1890 and 1896 and served from March 4, 1867, until his death; chairman, Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Forty-first through Forty-fourth Congresses), Committee on Finance (Forty-fifth, Forty-seventh through Fifty-second, Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses); regent of the Smithsonian Institution 1883-1898; trustee of the University of Vermont 1865-1898; died in Washington, D.C., December 28, 1898; interment in the City Cemetery, Strafford, Vt.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (includes research collections and an extended bibliography).
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