Christopher MORGAN, Congress, NY (1808-1877)


MORGAN, Christopher, (brother of Edwin Barber Morgan and nephew of Noyes Barber), a Representative from New York; born in Aurora, N.Y., June 4, 1808; pursued classical studies and was graduated from Yale College in 1830; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Aurora, Cayuga County, N.Y.; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1843); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1842 to the Twenty-eighth Congress; moved to Auburn, N.Y., in 1843 and continued the practice of his profession; secretary of state of New York 1847-1851; superintendent of the New York public schools 1848-1852; served as mayor of Auburn in 1860 and 1862; trustee of the State lunatic asylum in Utica, N.Y.; died in Auburn, N.Y., April 3, 1877; interment in Fort Hill Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present