Morse was born in 1831 in Wachenheim, Germany, 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 that he later purchased and operated until his death. About 1850, Morse opened a clothing store in New Bedford, Massachusetts. US Passport Congressman Morse
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 the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1885). He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Navy (Forty-eighth Congress). He declined to accept a renomination in 1884. US Passport Congressman Morse
Morse was elected president of the Post Publishing Company, 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 United States. 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. US Passport Congressman Morse
To find a passport of a US congressman is a fortunate find. But this article also shows s successful German immigration to the United States of America. Leopold emigrated at the young age of 18, opened a clothing store at the age of 20, and became a US congressman, not once but twice at the age of 47 and 57. What a fantastic German success story!