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Richard Morris

jurist

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