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
President Grover Cleveland
William McKinley
Preceded by Enos H. Nebecker
Succeeded by Ellis H. Roberts
Personal details
Born (1844-08-18)August 18, 1844
Newtown, Connecticut, U.S.
Died May 30, 1931(1931-05-30) (aged 86)
Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
Resting place Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport
Occupation banker
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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]

Mrs. Daniel N. Morgan
Mary Huntington Morgan
William Judson Morgan

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
Government offices
Preceded by
Enos H. Nebecker
Treasurer of the United States
June 1, 1893 – June 30, 1897
Succeeded by
Ellis H. Roberts