MORRIL, David Lawrence, (1772 - 1849)

Senate Years of Service: 1817-1823
Party: Democratic Republican

MORRIL, David Lawrence, a Senator from New Hampshire; born in Epping, N.H., June 10, 1772; taught by his grandfather and later attended Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H.; studied medicine and engaged in practice in Epsom, N.H., 1793-1800; studied theology; was ordained; pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Goffstown 1802-1811; resumed the practice of medicine; member, State house of representatives 1808-1817, and served as speaker in 1816; elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1817, to March 3, 1823; was not a candidate for renomination; member and president, State senate 1823-1824; Governor of New Hampshire 1824-1827; moved to Concord in 1831; edited the New Hampshire Observer 1831-1833; died in Concord, N.H., January 28, 1849; interment in Old North Cemetery.


Bibliography

Dictionary of American Biography; Brown, William. “David Lawrence Morril.” Historical New Hampshire 19 (Summer 1964): 3-26.