US Passport 1886 Congressman Morse

Leopold Morse was a United States Representative from Massachusetts, and this is his 1886 US passport.
Leopold Morse

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

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

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!

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