MORGAN, Dick Thompson, (1853 - 1920)


MORGAN, Dick Thompson, a Representative from Oklahoma; born at Prairie Creek, Vigo County, Ind., December 6, 1853; attended the country schools and the Prairie Creek High School; was graduated from Union Christian College, Merom, Ind., in 1876, and later was professor of mathematics in that college; was graduated from the Central Law School, Indianapolis, Ind., in 1880; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Terre Haute, Ind.; member of the State house of representatives in 1880 and 1881; appointed register of the United States land office at Woodward, Okla., by President Roosevelt in 1904 and served until May 1, 1908; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from March 3, 1909, until his death in Danville, Ill., July 4, 1920; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Okla.