Daniel N. Morgan

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Daniel N. Morgan
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19th Treasurer of the United States
In office
June 1, 1893 – June 30, 1897
PresidentGrover Cleveland
William McKinley
Preceded byEnos H. Nebeker
Succeeded byEllis H. Roberts
Personal details
Born(1844-08-18)August 18, 1844
Newtown, Connecticut, U.S.
DiedMay 30, 1931(1931-05-30) (aged 86)
Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
Resting placeMountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport
Occupationbanker
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Daniel Nash Morgan (August 18, 1844 – May 30, 1931) was a United States banker who was Treasurer of the United States from 1893 to 1897.

Biography[edit]

Daniel N. Morgan was born in Newtown, Connecticut on August 18, 1844.[1] His father owned a store, which he took over as a young man. He later took a partner, running the store as Morgan & Booth.[1] In 1869, he moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut, becoming a partner in Birdsey & Morgan, a firm producing dry goods and carpets.[1] He also ran a grocery, Morgan, Hopson & Co., in 1877.[1] In 1879, he became president of the City National Bank of Bridgeport.[2]

Morgan was elected to the Bridgeport common council in 1873 and served until 1874. He was a member of the Bridgeport Board of Education from 1877 to 1878 and was mayor of Bridgeport in 1880 and 1884.[1]

In 1893, President Grover Cleveland named Morgan Treasurer of the United States and Morgan held that office from June 1, 1893, until June 30, 1897.

He married a descendant of William Judson of Stratford, Connecticut. The Morgans had a son, William Judson Morgan, and a daughter, May Huntington Morgan.[3]

Morgan was a candidate for Governor of Connecticut in 1898, but lost to George E. Lounsbury.[4]

Morgan died in Bridgeport on May 30, 1931, 12 days after being hit by an automobile.[4] He is buried in Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Illustrated Popular Biography of Connecticut (1891), p. 42.
  2. ^ "Treasurer Daniel N. Morgan". New York Times, April 15, 1893.
  3. ^ Hinman, Ida (1895). The Washington Sketch Book, Supplement. Washington, DC: Hartman & Cadick. p. 25.
  4. ^ a b c Political Graveyard
Party political offices
Preceded by Democratic nominee for Governor of Connecticut
1898
Succeeded by
S. L. Bronson
Government offices
Preceded by Treasurer of the United States
June 1, 1893 – June 30, 1897
Succeeded by