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Encyclopedia > Edmund Needham Morrill

Edmund Needham Morrill (February 12, 1834March 14, 1909) was a civil war veteran, U.S. Congressman for Kansas from 1883 to 1890, and Governor of Kansas from 1895 to 1897. February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1834 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... March 14 is the 73rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (74th in leap years) with 292 days remaining in the year. ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... The Governor of Kansas holds the supreme executive power of the State as provided by the first article of the Kansas Constitution. ... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...

Edmund Needham Morrill was born in Westbrook, Maine. He attended the common schools at Westbrook Academy and learned the trade of tanner from his father. At the age of 23, he removed to Kansas. In 1861, he enlisted as a private in Company C, Seventh Kansas Cavalry. Within a year he was promoted to Captain, and by 1865 he retired a Major. After the war, he entered the banking business and remained in that business for the rest of his life. Location of city of Westbrook in map of Maine Westbrook is a city in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. ... Tanner is a surname, and might refer to Alain Tanner, Swiss film-maker Adam Tanner (Tannerus), Austrian Jesuit mathematician and philosopher Beatrice Stella Tanner, the British actress Mrs Patrick Campbell Charles Albert Tanner, Canadian politician Chuck Tanner, American baseball manager D.J. Tanner, fictional character from Full House Danny Tanner... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Kircholm, a 1925 painting by Wojciech Kossak. ... This article concerns the rank and title of Captain. ... Major is a military rank denoting an officer of mid-level command status. ...

A year after the war, he was elected clerk of the district court. In 1872 he was elected to the state senate. In 1882 he was elected to the U.S. Congress, serving four two-year terms before declining another, announcing instead his retirement from politics. Nevetheless at the urging of his friends, he accepted the nomination for Governor of Kansas in 1894 and served one term, being defeated for a second term in 1896. The word clerk, derived from the Latin clericus meaning cleric, i. ... State legislatures are the lawmaking bodies of the 50 states in the United States of America. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


Kansas; a Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Frank W. Blackmar (Chicago: Standard Publishing Company, 1912).

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