MORRISON, George Washington, (1809 - 1888)


MORRISON, George Washington, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Fairlee, Orange County, Vt., October 16, 1809; attended the common schools and Thetford (Vt.) Academy; engaged in teaching; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1835 and commenced practice in Manchester in 1836; member of the State house of representatives in 1840 and 1841; solicitor of Hillsborough County 1845-1849; served in the State senate in 1849 and 1850; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Wilson and served from October 8, 1850, to March 3, 1851; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1850 to the Thirty-second Congress; elected to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; continued the practice of law until 1872, when he retired; died in Manchester, Hillsborough County, N.H., December 21, 1888; interment in Valley Cemetery.