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Encyclopedia > Jackson Morton
U.S. Senator Jackson Morton (Whig-Florida)
U.S. Senator Jackson Morton (Whig-Florida)

Jackson Morton (August 10, 1794 - November 20, 1874) was a United States Senator from Florida. Image File history File links JacksonMorton. ... August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1794 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... November 20 is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1874 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Seal of the 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. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 22nd 170,451 km² 260 km 800 km 17. ...

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Early life

Morton was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia and was the brother of Jeremiah Morton, a U.S. Representative from Virginia. Jackson Morton graduated from Washington College (now Washington and Lee University) of Lexington, Virginia in 1814 and from College of William and Mary of Williamsburg, Virginia in 1815. Morton moved to Pensacola, Florida in 1820, engaging in the lumber business. Fredericksburg is an independent city in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia, 50 miles south of Washington, D.C., and 55 miles north of Richmond, Virginia. ... The chamber of the United States House of Representatives is located in the south wing of the Capitol building, in Washington, D.C.. The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 35th 110,862 km² 320 km 690 km 7. ... It has been suggested that Non_Incautus_Futuri be merged into this article or section. ... Lexington is an independent city within the confines of Rockbridge County in the state of Virginia. ... The College of William and Mary in Virginia is the second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States (after Harvard University). ... Williamsburg is a city located on the Virginia Peninsula in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. ... This article is about the inland city of Pensacola. ...


American government

In 1836, Morton became a member of the Florida Territorial Legislative Council and served as its president in 1837. In 1838, he was a delegate to the state constitutional convention for the first Florida Constitution. Morton was a United States Navy agent in Pensacola from 1841 to 1845. In 1848, he was a presidential elector on the Whig Party ticket. The Great Seal of the State of Florida The Florida Constitution is the document that establishes and describes the duties, powers, structure and function of the government of the U.S. state of Florida, and establishes the basic law of the state. ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... The United States Electoral College is the electoral college that chooses the President and Vice President of the United States at the conclusion of each Presidential election. ... Whig Party banner from 1848 with candidates Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore. ...


Morton was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1848. He served in the Senate from 1849 to 1855 and was not a candidate for reelection. Morton resumed activity in the lumber business after his senate service.


Confederate government

As the slavery division grew between the north and south United States, Morton became active in the development of the Confederacy. On November 30, 1860, he was chosen to represent Santa Rosa County as a delegate of the Florida Secession Convention in Tallahassee. On January 7, 1861, Morton was appointed to be part of a twelve-person committee to prepare an Ordinance of Secession for Florida [1]. Morton and George Taliaferro Ward attempted to have the ordinance amended so that Florida would not secede until Georgia and Alabama seceded and so that popular ratification would be required. They were overruled on January 8, 1861 and the ordinance went to a vote as planned [2]. Morton voted in favor of secession and, on January 10, 1861, by a vote of 62-7, Florida became the third state to leave the United States. The Buxton Memorial Fountain, celebrating the emancipation of slaves in the British Empire in 1834, London. ... Motto: Deo Vindice (Latin: With God As Our Vindicator) Anthem: God Save the South (unofficial) Dixie (popular) Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Danville, Virginia April 3–April 10, 1865 Largest city New Orleans February 4, 1861–May 1... November 30 is the 334th day (335th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 31 days remaining, as the final day of November. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... Santa Rosa County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: http://talgov. ... January 7 is the seventh day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The Ordinance of Secession was the document drafted and ratified in 1860 and 1861 by the seceding states that officially declared their secession from the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 30th 52,423 mi²/135,775 km² 190 mi/306 km 330 mi/531 km 3. ... January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ...


On January 17, 1861, Morton was appointed to be a delegate to the Montgomery, Alabama convention for constructing a provisional Confederate government. On February 4, 1861, the delegates met and drafted the Provisional Confederate States Constitution which was signed by Morton and the rest of the delegates four days later. The delegates at this convention became the Provisional Confederate Congress. Morton served for the duration of the provisional congress and, in the month following the provisional constitution, he also signed its successor, the Confederate States Constitution [3]. January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... February 4 is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The Provisional Constitution of the Confederate States of America was an interim constitution adopted by the Confederacy and in force from February 8, 1861 to March 11, 1861. ... The Provisional Confederate Congress was the body which drafted the Confederate Constitution, elected Jefferson Davis President of the Confederacy, and designed the first Confederate flag. ... The Confederate States Constitution The Constitution of the Confederate States of America was the supreme law of the Confederate States of America, as adopted on March 11, 1861 and in effect through the conclusion of the American Civil War. ...


Jackson Morton returned to Santa Rosa County and died at his home, "Mortonia", near Milton, Florida on November 22, 1874. Morton was interred there in a private cemetery. Milton (formerly known as Scratch Ankle) is a city located in Santa Rosa County, Florida. ...


Interesting fact

Augustus E. Maxwell Augustus E. Maxwell -(September 21, 1820 - May 5, 1903) - was a Floridian politician who served as senator of Florida to the Confederate Congress for the course of its existence. ... The Confederate Congress was the legislative body of the Confederate States of America, existing during the American Civil War between 1861 and 1865. ...

See also

Florida was admitted to the Union on March 3, 1845. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Florida to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ...

References

This article is about the year. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all members of both houses of the United States Congress, past and present. ...

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Preceded by:
James Westcott
United States Senator (Class 3) from Florida
18491855
Succeeded by:
David Levy Yulee

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