Famous Morrills and Morrells


Justin Smith Morrill - Probably the most famous Morrill, certainly the only Morrill to have his own postage stamp. Justin Smith Morrill was the congressman from Vermont for 43 years and was responsible for passage of the Morrill Land-Grant College Act of 1862. This legislation established the country's land grant colleges or "aggies."



Major General Arthur B. Morrill III. Vice Director, Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va.

Daniel J. Morrell. President, Cambria Iron Works and a pioneer of the Bessemer Steel Process. US Congressman from Pennsylvania 1867-71.

Charles Henry Morrill - Civil War veteran, Nebraska homesteader, this man went on to become a prominent Nebraska citizen. He was a personal friend of "Buffalo Bill" Cody. He was Commissioner of the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. The town of Morrill and the County of Morrill are named after Charles Henry Morrill.
  Mary (Clements) Osgood - Sister to Sarah Clements and sister-in-law to Abraham Morrill, was accused of witchcraft in 1692 Andover, Massachusetts as the hysteria of the Salem witch trials spread to neighboring towns. She was imprisoned, probably tortured, and confessed to being a witch. She was released after three months.
David Lawrence Morrill. U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, 1817-23; Governor of New Hampshire, 1824-27.
Edmund Needham Morrill. Civil War Veteran, US Congressman from Kansas, 1883-91. Governor of Kansas, 1895-97.
Lot Myrick Morrill. Governor of Maine, 1858-61. US Senator from Maine, 1861-69. US Secretary of the Treasury, 1876-77. Brother of Anson Peaslee Morrill.
Anson Peaslee Morrill. Governor of Maine, 1855-56. US Congressman from Maine, 1861-63. Brother of Lot Myrick Morrill.
Walter Goodale Morrill. Captain, Company B, 20th Maine Infantry. Received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions in the Civil War. Subject of the book "Yankee Warrior : The Story of a Civil War Hero from Maine," by Robert L. Haskell.

"Honest" John Morrill. Manager, pitcher, and team captain of the Boston Red Stockings for several years in the 1880's. This team won the National League Pennant in 1883.

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