William Stephen MORGAN, Congress, VA (1801-1878)


MORGAN, William Stephen, a Representative from Virginia; born in Monongalia County, Va. (now West Virginia), September 7, 1801; attended the public schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits at White Day, Va.; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1832 to the Twenty-third Congress; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1839); chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Pensions (Twenty-fifth Congress); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1838; employed as a clerk in the House of Representatives in 1840; transferred as a clerk to the legislature of Virginia; member of the state house of delegates 1841-1844; appointed a clerk in the Treasury Department and served from August 3, 1845, until June 30, 1861; employed in the Smithsonian Institution 1861-1863; moved to Rivesville, W.Va.; died September 3, 1878, while on a visit to Washington, D.C.; interment in the Congressional Cemetery.

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