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Leopold Morse
Leopold Morse.png
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts
In office
March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1885
Preceded byJosiah Gardner Abbott
Succeeded byEdward D. Hayden
Constituency4th district (1877–83)
5th district (1883–85)
In office
March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889
Preceded byAmbrose Ranney
Succeeded byJohn F. Andrew
Constituency3rd district
Personal details
Born(1831-08-15)August 15, 1831
Wachenheim, Bavaria, German Confederation
DiedDecember 15, 1892(1892-12-15) (aged 61)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic

Leopold Morse (August 15, 1831 – December 15, 1892) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts.


Morse was born in Wachenheim, Bavaria, in the German Confederation, and attended the common schools there. He immigrated to the United States in 1849 and resided for about a year in Sandwich, New Hampshire.

He moved to Boston, Massachusetts and worked in a clothing store, which he later purchased and operated until his death.

About 1850 Morse opened a clothing store in New Bedford, Massachusetts.[3]

Morse was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1876 and 1880. He was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate in 1870 and 1872 for election to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses. He was elected to the Forty-fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1877 - March 3, 1885). He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy (Forty-eighth Congress). He declined to accept a renomination in 1884. Morse was elected president of the Post Publishing Co. publisher of The Boston Post, in that year. He returned to elected office as a Representative to the Fiftieth Congress (March 4, 1887 - March 3, 1889). He served as chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State for the Congress.

Morse was not a candidate for renomination in 1888. He resumed business activities, and died in Boston on December 15, 1892.

Morse was interred in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge.

Leopold Morse's Store in Boston, cir. 1886
Leopold Morse's Store in Boston, cir. 1886
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Josiah Gardner Abbott
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1877 - March 3, 1883
Succeeded by
Patrick A. Collins
Preceded by
Selwyn Z. Bowman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1885
Succeeded by
Edward D. Hayden
Preceded by
Ambrose Ranney
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1887 - March 3, 1889
Succeeded by
John F. Andrew

See also


  1. ^ Marcus, Jacob Rader (1989), United States Jewry, 1776-1985, Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, p. 53., ISBN 0-8143-2186-0
  2. ^ Marcus, Jacob Rader (1989), United States Jewry, 1776-1985, Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, p. 53., ISBN 0-8143-2186-0
  3. ^ Marcus, Jacob Rader (1989), United States Jewry, 1776-1985, Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, p. 53., ISBN 0-8143-2186-0

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