|Name||Cameron A. Morrison|
, North Carolina , United States
|| October 05, 1869
|| August 20, 1953
Feb 06, 2013 02:35am
|Info||MORRISON, Cameron A., a Senator and a Representative from North Carolina; born near Rockingham, Richmond County, N.C., October 5, 1869; attended private schools at Ellerbe Springs, N.C., and at Rockingham; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1892 and commenced practice in Rockingham; mayor of Rockingham 1893 |
Presidential Elector at large (D-NC) 1916
Moved to Charlotte, N.C., and continued the practice of law
Governor (D-NC) 1921-1925; dramatically increased the size of the state government, including many projects to pave roads and establishing the state road system. Gov. Morrison came to be called "the good roads Governor."
Member of the Democratic National Committee in 1928
Appointed to the U.S. Senate on December 13, 1930, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Lee S. Overman and served from December 13, 1930, until December 4, 1932, when a duly elected successor qualified; was an unsuccessful candidate for election to fill the vacancy
Resumed the practice of law
U.S. Representative (D-NC) 1943-1945
Resumed the practice of his profession in Charlotte, N.C.; died in Quebec, Canada, on August 20, 1953; interment in Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, N.C.