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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
Morris, Thomas 1776- 1844 (search)
Morris, Thomas 1776-1844 Jurist; born in Augusta county, Va., Jan. 3, 1776; removed to Ohio in 1795; admitted to the bar of Ohio in 1804; was a member of the legislature in 1806-30; elected judge of the Supreme Court of the State in 1830; and United States Senator in 1832. In 1844 the Liberal party nominated him for Vice-President on the ticket with James G. Birney. He died in Bethel, O., Dec. 7, 1844.