Justin Smith Morrill

Justin Smith Morrill

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Justin Smith Morrill (April 14, 1810 - December 28, 1898) was a Representative (1855-1867) and a Senator (1867-1898) from Vermont, most widely remembered today for the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act that established federal funding for establishing many of the United States' public colleges and universities. He was one of the founders of the Republican Party. Born in Strafford, Vermont, Morrill attended the common schools, Thetford Academy and Randolph Academy. While he never attended university, he was granted an honorary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1884. He worked as a merchant's clerk in Strafford 1825-1828 and in Portland, Maine, 1828-1831; merchant in Strafford 1831-1848; engaged in agriculture and horticulture 1848-1855. He was initiated into the Delta Upsilon Fraternity as an honorary member in 1860.show more

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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 304g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136762293
  • 9786136762296