Cyclopædia of Political Science, Political Economy, and the Political History of the United States
MORTON, Oliver Perry, was born in Wayne country, India., Aug.4, 1828, and died at Indianapolis, Nov.1,1877. He was graduated at Miami university in 1843, was admitted to the bar in 1847, and was elected circuit judge in 1852. In 1836 he was defeated as the republican candidate for governor; in 1840 he was elected lieutenant governor, but by a previous understanding the governor, but by a previous understanding the governor, Lane was elected United States senator by the legislature, and Morton became the war governor of Indiana. In this position he displayed great energy and fertility of resource, and was re-elected in 1864. From 1867 until his death he was United States senator from Indiana, and one off t he leaders of the national republican party.
—See Walker's Life of O.P. Morton.
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