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MORSE, John Torrey, author, born in Boston, Massachusetts, 9 January, 1840. He was graduated at Harvard in 1860, and has served his university as lecturer on history in 1876-'9, and as overseer since 1876. Mr. Morse was a member of the Massachusetts legislature during one term, and is a member of the State historical society. For two years he was co-editor with Henry Cabot Lodge (q. v.) of the "International Review," and in addition to sundry articles in the reviews he has published " Treatise on the Law relating to Banks and Banking" (Boston, 1870)" "Law of Arbitration and Award" (1872) ; "Famous Trials" (1874) ; and "Life of Alexander Hamilton" (2 vols., 1876). More recently he has edited the series of lives of American statesmen, to which he has contributed the volumes "John Quincy Adams" (1883) ; "Thomas Jefferson" (1883); and "John Adams" (1884).
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