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Dick Thompson Morgan

Dick Thompson Morgan, American congressman. member Ind; member 61st to 66th Congresses (1909-1921), 8th Okla.

Background

  • Morgan, Dick Thompson was born on December 6, 1854 in Prairie Creek, Indiana, United States. Son of Valentine and Frances (Thompson) Morgan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Union Christian College, Merom, Indiana, 1876, Master of Science, 1882. Bachelor of Laws, Central Law School, Indianapolis, 1880. (Doctor of Laws, Bethany [West Virginia] College, 1917).

    Career

    • Practiced at Terre Haute, Indiana. Member Indiana House of Representatives 1880-1881. Editor public Terre Haute Courier, 1882-1886.

      Attorney A.,T.&San Francisco Railway, Garden City, Kansas, 1886-1889. Settled Guthrie, Oklahoma, April 22, 1889. Register, United States Land Office, Woodward Oklahoma, 1904-1908.

      Member 61st to 66th Congresses (1909-1921), 8th Oklahoma District.

    Works

    • Author: Morgan’s Manual of the United States Homestead and Townsite Laws, 1890. Morgan’s Digest of Oklahoma Statutes and Supreme Court Decisions, 1898. Morgan’s School Land Manual, 1901.

      Land Credits—A Plea for the American Farmer, 1915.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member Ind; member 61st to 66th Congresses (1909-1921), 8th Okla.

    Connections

    • Married Ora Heath, May 30, 1878.
    • father: Valentine Morgan
    • mother: Frances (Thompson) Morgan
    • spouse: Ora Heath
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    Died July 4, 1920
    (aged 65)
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