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Thomas Morris

Thomas Morris (January 3, 1776 - December 7, 1844) was a Democratic politician from Ohio. He served in the U.S. Senate.

Born in Berks County, Pennsylvania, Morris enlisted as a Ranger to fight the Indians in 1793. He settled in western Ohio two years later. He began practicing law in Bethel, Ohio in 1804. During the following years, Morris regularly served in the Ohio House of Representatives (1806-1808, 1810, and 1820-1821) and the Ohio State Senate (1813-1815, 1821-1823, 1825-1829, and 1831-1833). He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1838, and served a single term. He did not seek re-election, instead nominated to the Vice Presidency by the Liberty Party.

Morris was the father of Isaac Newton Morris and Jonathan David Morris.

Preceded by:
Benjamin Ruggles
U.S. Senators from Ohio Succeeded by:
Benjamin Tappan