MORRIS, James Remley, (1819 - 1899)

MORRIS, James Remley, (son of Joseph Morris), a Representative from Ohio; born in Rogersville, Greene County, Pa., January 10, 1819; attended the public schools; moved with his parents to Waynesburg, Ohio, in 1829; moved to Woodsfield the next year; served two years’ apprenticeship at the printing trade in 1833 and 1834; studied under private tutor until 1839; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1843 and commenced practice at Woodsfield; appointed county treasurer to fill the unexpired term of his father, who had been elected to Congress; editor and manager of the Spirit of Democracy 1844-1848; member of the State house of representatives in 1848; member of the Ohio State Board of Equalization in 1859; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1865); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1864 to the Thirty-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession at Woodsfield; judge of the probate court 1872-1877; postmaster 1886-1889; died in Woodsfield, Monroe County, Ohio, December 24, 1899; interment in Morris Cemetery, near Woodsfield.