MORRIS, Edward Joy

1815–1881

Biography

MORRIS, Edward Joy, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., July 16, 1815; attended the common schools and the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia; was graduated from Harvard University in 1836; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1842 and practiced in Philadelphia; member of the State house of representatives 1841-1843; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress; Chargé d'Affaires to Naples from January 20, 1850, to August 26, 1853; member of the board of directors of Girard College, Philadelphia; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1856; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth, Thirty-sixth, and Thirty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1857, until June 8, 1861, when he resigned; appointed Minister Resident to Turkey and served from June 8, 1861, to October 25, 1870; died in Philadelphia, Pa., December 31, 1881; interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

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Papers: 1856. 1 letter.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Morris, Edward Joy. Address delivered by Edward Joy Morris, January 2, 1854, at the Girard College for Orphans. Philadelphia: Crissy & Markley, printers, 1854.

------. Admission of Kansas: Vindication of the rights of the people against executive usurpation. Speech of Hon. Edward Joy Morris of Pennsylvania delivered in the House of Representatives March 26, 1858. [Washington: N.p., 1858].

------. Notes of a tour through Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Arabia Petræa, to the Holy Land: Including a visit to Athens, Sparta, Delphi, Cairo, Thebes, Mt. Sinai, Petra, & Co. Aberdeen: G. Clark and Son [etc., etc.], 1847.

------. Speech of Hon. E. Joy Morris, of Pennsylvania, on the election of speaker, and in defense of the North; delivered in the House of Representatives, December 8, 1859. Washington: Printed at the Congressional Globe Office, 1859.

------. Union--peace--popular rights. [Washington: Printed at the National Republican Office, 1861].

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