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Richard Morris

Richard Morris, American jurist. member of New York State Senate, 1778-1780; member of New York County delegation to Poughkeepsie Convention of 1788.

Background

  • Morris, Richard was born on August 15, 1730 in New York City. Son of Lewis and Tryntje (Staats) Morris.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Yale, 1748.

    Career

    • Admitted to New York bar, 1752. Judge Vice-admiralty court with Jurisdiction over New York State, Connecticut, New Jersey, 1762-1775. Member of New York State Senate, 1778-1780.

      Chief justice New York State Supreme Court, 1779-1790. Member of New York County delegation to Poughkeepsie Convention of 1788.

    Membership

    Member of New York State Senate, 1778-1780. Member of New York County delegation to Poughkeepsie Convention of 1788.

    Connections

    • Married Sarah Ludlow, June 13, 1759. Children: Mary, Lewis Richard, Robert.
    • father: Lewis Morris
    • mother: Tryntje (Staats) Morris
    • spouse: Sarah Ludlow
    • children: Mary Morris
    • Lewis Richard Morris
    • Robert Morris
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    Born August 15, 1730
    Died April 11, 1810
    (aged 79)
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