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MORGAN, Philip Hicky, jurist, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 9 November, 1825. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in New Orleans in 1847, and, after practising seven years, was elected judge of the New Orleans district court in 1855, continuing in office till 1861. During the administrations of President Johnson and President Grant he was United States district attorney for the eastern district of Louisiana until he resigned and was appointed in 1873 a justice of the state supreme court. In 1877 he was appointed United States representative on the international tribunal in Egypt. On the expiration of his term he declined re-appointment, but accepted the post of United States minister to Mexico. His commission was issued on 26 January, 1880, and he served till his successor was appointed by President Cleveland on 23 March, 1885.
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