Lot M. Morrill, Augusta, ca. 1856

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Lot Myrick Morrill (1813-1883), a native of Belgrade, attended Waterville College and studied law with Judge Edward Fuller of Readfield.

He began practicing law in Augusta in 1837 and served in the Maine House of Representatives as a Democrat from 1853 to 1855.

He ran for the Maine Senate in 1855 and became its president in 1856.

By the end of the year he left the Democratic party and ran successfully for governor as a Republican, supporting Free Soil and temperance.

In 1861, he was elected to the United States Senate to fill out the term of Hannibal Hamlin who had resigned to become Lincoln’'s running mate.

He resigned from the Senate in 1876 to accept Ulysses S. Grant’'s appointment as Secretary of the Treasury, a post which he resigned one year later because of ill health.

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  • Title: Lot M. Morrill, Augusta, ca. 1856
  • Creation Date: circa 1856
  • Subject Date: circa 1856
  • Location: Augusta, Kennebec County, ME
  • Media: Carte de visite
  • Dimensions: 7.6 cm x 5 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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