07/16/1815 - 12/31/1881

MORRIS, Edward Joy, a Representative from Philadelphia City; born, July 16, 1815 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; graduated, Harvard College (now Harvard University), 1836; lawyer (1842-1881); elected as a Whig to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1842 and 1843 terms; elected, United States Congress (1843-1845, 1857-1861, resigned); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to Congress (1845); director, Girard College for Orphans (1844-1850, 1854-1857); presidential appointee, United States Minister to Naples (1850-1853); reelected to the House as a Temperance American for the 1856 term; presidential appointee, United States Minister to Turkey (1861-1870); died, December 31, 1881 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.



Edward Joy Morris. Notes of a Tour through Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Arabia Petræa, to the Holy Land : Including a Visit to Athens, Sparta, Delphi, Cairo, Thebes, Mt. Sinai, Petra, & Co. London: N. Bruce, 1843.

Edward Joy Morris, and United States. Speech of Edw. Joy Morris, of Pennsylvania, in Defence of the Tariff of 1842, and the Protective Policy and American Labor. : Delivered in the House of Representatives of the United States, April 24, 1844. Washington DC, Printed at The Office Of The Whig Standard, 1844.

Edward Joy Morris, and Girard College. Address Delivered by Edward Joy Morris, January 2, 1854, at the Girard College for Orphans, upon the Sixth Anniversary of That Institution. : Published at the Request of the Board of Directors. Philadelphia: Crissy & Markley, Printers, 1854.

Alfred De Bessé, and Edward Joy Morris. The Turkish Empire; Its Historical, Statistical, and Religious Condition; Also Its Manners, Customs, Etc. Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, 1854.

Muegge, Theodor, et al. Afraja, a Norwegian and Lapland Tale; Or, Life and Love in Norway. Translated ... By E.J. Morris. London, 1854.

Gregorovius, Ferdinand, and Edward Joy Morris. Corsica: Picturesque, Historical, and Social : With a Sketch of the Bonaparte, Paoli, Pozzo Di Borgo, and Other Principal Families. Philadelphia: John E. Potter, 1855.

Edward Joy Morris, and Of Congress. Admission of Kansas : Vindication of the Rights of the People against Executive Usurpation. Washington DC, 1858.

Edward Joy Morris. Speech of Hon. E. Joy Morris, of Pennsylvania, on the Election of Speaker, and in Defense of the North : Delivered in the House of Representatives, December 8, 1859. Washington DC, Printed at The Congressional Globe Office, 1859.

Edward Joy Morris. Union--Peace--Popular Rights. Speech of Edward Joy Morris, of Pennsylvania, in the U.S. House of Representatives, January 30, 1861. Washington DC, Printed at The National Republican Office, 1861.

Howard, Harry N. President Lincoln’s Minister Resident to the Sublime Porte, Edward Joy Morris (1861-1870). Thessalonikē, 1972.

Congressional Biography

After 3 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Edward Joy Morris went on to serve in congress

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