Lewis Morris

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Lewis Morris (April 8, 1726 – January 22, 1798) was an American Founding Father, landowner, and developer from Morrisania, New York, presently part of Bronx County. He signed the U.S. Declaration of Independence as a delegate to the Continental Congress from New York.[1]

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Lewis Morris
Morris painted by John Wollaston (c.1750)
New York State Senator
from the Southern District
In office
July 1, 1783 – June 30, 1790
In office
September 9, 1777 – July 1, 1781
Member of the Continental
from New York
In office
Member of the New York
Provincial Congress
In office
Personal details
BornApril 8, 1726
Morrisania, presently part of Bronx County, New York
DiedJanuary 22, 1798(1798-01-22) (aged 71)
Morrisania, New York
Political partyFederalist
Mary Walton
(m. 1749)
Children10, including Richard
Parent(s)Lewis Morris
Katrintje Staats
RelativesStaats Long Morris (brother)
Richard Morris (brother)
Gouverneur Morris (half-brother)
Robert Hunter Morris (uncle)
Lewis Morris (grandfather)
John Rutherfurd (son-in-law)
Alma materYale College
Known forSigner of the Declaration of Independence