Leopold Morse Edit Profile
He immigrated to the United States in 1849 and resided for about a year in Sandwich, New Hampshire. He moved to Boston, Massachusetts and worked in a clothing store, which he later purchased and operated until his death. About 1850 Morse opened a clothing store in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Morse was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1876 and 1880. He was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate in 1870 and 1872 for election to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses. He was elected to the Forty-fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1877 - March 3, 1885).
He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy (Forty-eighth Congress). He declined to accept a renomination in 1884. Morse was elected president of the Post Publishing Co. publisher of The Boston Post, in that year.
He returned to elected office as a Representative to the Fiftieth Congress (March 4, 1887 - March 3, 1889). He served as chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State for the Congress. Morse was not a candidate for renomination in 1888.
He resumed business activities, and died in Boston on December 15, 1892. Morse was interred in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge.
Member United States Ho.