Log In

William Morton Meredith

printer , government official.

William Morton Meredith, American printer, government official. Member Military Order Loyal Legion, G.A.R., Union Veterans’ Legion. Residence: 1219 Princeton St., N.W., Washington.

Background

Meredith, William Morton was born on April 11, 1835 in Centerville, Wayne Company, Indiana, United States. Son of Samuel C. and Margaret (Ballard) Meredith.

Education

Public schools and 2 years Whitewater College, Centreville. Left before graduation, at 18. Served apprenticeship to printing business.

Career

Enlisted private 11th Indiana, April, 1861. Detailed for 1 year as assistant commissary-general Indiana. Commissioned 2d Lieutenant.

Raised Company E, 17th Indiana vols. (Colonel Benjamin Harrison). Became its captain and after 2 years service honorably mustered out for disabillity contracted in service.

Resumed printing and became foreman Indianapolis Journal, 1867-1872, St. Louis Democrat, 1872-1875. Superintendent plate printing Western Bank Note Company, 1875-1889 and 1893-1901. Director United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing, 1889-1893, and again since November, 1901.

Religion

The Gospel of Christ shows the essential steps that one must take to attain the goal of salvation.

Politics

A member of a Christian Church should support all social initiatives having a purpose to maintain and strengthen well-being and progress of the whole community and its members.

Views

In a society where self-interest, acquisitiveness and individual happiness are often seen as the over-riding interests, the Church, and Christians within it, are called to witness meanings, values and purposes beyond ourselves.

Membership

Member Military Order Loyal Legion, G.A.R., Union Veterans’ Legion. Residence: 1219 Princeton St., N.W., Washington.

Connections

Married Indianapolis, April.

father:
Samuel C. Meredith

mother:
Margaret (Ballard) Meredith

spouse:
Indianapolis