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MORRILL, Justin Smith, senator, born in Strafford, Orange County, Vermont, 14 April, 1810. He received a common-school education, and engaged in mercanthe pursuits until 1848, when he turned his attention to agriculture. He was elected to congress as a Republican, and five times re-elected, serving from 3 December, 1855, until 3 March, 1867. He was the author of the" Morrill" tariff of 1861, and acted as chairman of the committee of ways and means in 1864-'5. He was elected United States senator from Vermont in 1867, and re-elected in 1873, 1879, and 1886. His present term will expire in 1891. He is the author of " Self-Consciousness of Noted Persons " (Boston, 1886).
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