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William W. Morrow, American judge. member 49th to 51st Congresses (1885-1891); member Central Committee); member Simplified Spelling Board Conglist.


Morrow, William W. was born on July 15, 1843 in near Milton, Indiana, United States. Son of William and Margaret (Hood) Morrow.


Removed with parents to Adams Company, Illinois, 1845. Removed to Santa Rosa, California, 1859. Educated public grammar and high schools.

Doctor of Laws, Wabash College, Indiana, 1899, University of California, 1913.


Augustus F. Fechteler). Eleanor (Mistress Harry L. Roosevelt). Admitted to bar, 1869.

Assistant United State Attorneys for California, 1870-1874. Chairman Republican State Central Committee, 1879-1882. Attorney State Board Harbor Commissioners, 1880-1883.

Special counsel for United States before French and American Claims Communications, 1881-1883. Same before Alabama Claims Commission, 1882-1885. Chairman California delegation Republican National Convention, 1884.

Member 49th to 51st Congresses (1885-1891). United States district judge, Northern District of California, 1891-1897. Judge The United States of America Circuit Court and United States Circuit Court of Appeals, 9th Judicial Circuit, 1897, until retired.

Trustee Carnegie Institution, Washington. Incorporator American National Red Cross Society, 1905 (member Central Committee). Vice president American Society International Law.

Honorary vice president San Francisco Council Boy Scouts of America. Member Simplified Spelling Board.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Introduction to California Jurisprudence.


Member 49th to 51st Congresses (1885-1891). Member Central Committee). Member Simplified Spelling Board Conglist.


Married Margaret Hulbert, June 18, 1865. Children: William Hulbert, Maud (wife of late Rear Admiral.

William Morrow

Margaret (Hood) Morrow

Margaret Hulbert

William Hulbert Morrow

Maud (wife of late Rear Adm Morrow