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William Stephen Morgan (September 7, 1801 - September 3, 1878) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia.

Born in Monongalia County, Virginia (now West Virginia), Morgan attended the public schools. He engaged in agricultural pursuits at White Day, Virginia. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1832 to the Twenty-third Congress.

Morgan was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1839). He served as chairman of the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions (Twenty-fifth Congress). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1838. He was employed as a clerk in the House of Representatives in 1840. Transferred as a clerk to the legislature of Virginia. He served as member of the state house of delegates 1841-1844. He was appointed a clerk in the Treasury Department and served from August 3, 1845, until June 30, 1861. He was employed in the Smithsonian Institution 1861-1863. He moved to Rivesville, WV. He died September 3, 1878, while on a visit to Washington, D.C.. He was interred in the Congressional Cemetery.



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