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  Morris, Lewis
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NameLewis Morris
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, New York , United States
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Born April 08, 1726
DiedJanuary 22, 1798 (71 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
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Jan 12, 2019 02:22pm
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InfoMORRIS, Lewis, (half brother of Gouverneur Morris and uncle of Lewis Richard Morris), a Delegate from New York; born in Morrisania (now a part of New York City), N.Y., April 8, 1726; instructed by private tutors and was graduated from Yale College in 1746; engaged in agricultural pursuits; appointed by the Crown a judge of the Court of Admiralty in 1760 and resigned in 1774; again appointed by the provincial congress in 1776, but declined; elected to the Colonial Assembly of New York in 1769, but was declared disqualified for nonresidence; delegate to the provincial convention of the colony in April 1775; Member of the Continental Congress 1775-1777, and was a signer of the Declaration of Independence; deputy to the state provincial congress in 1776 and 1777; county judge of Westchester County in 1777; member of the committee on detection of conspiracies in 1777; served in the state senate 1777-1781 and 1784-1788, and was a member of the council of appointment in 1786; member of the first board of regents of the University of New York and served from 1784 until his death; delegate to the state convention which adopted the Federal Constitution in 1788; died in Morrisania, N.Y., January 22, 1798; interment in vault beneath St. Anne’s of Morrisania Church, Bronx, N.Y.

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  05/29/1788 New York Ratifying Convention Won 16.67% (+0.00%)
  03/08/1777 NY State Senate - Southern Won 11.11% (+0.00%)
  12/31/1776 NY Continental Congress Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/31/1775 NY Continental Congress Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/31/1774 NY Continental Congress Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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  03/04/1778 NY State Senate - Southern - Appointment Won 0.00% (+0.00%)
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