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Chief Justice Robert Hunter Morris
3 Apr 1712 - Aug 1784

Early New York Families: 1600s-1900s
Hon. Robert Hunter Morris was born at Trenton, New Jersey, about 1700, died at Shrewsbury, New Jersey, January 27, 1764. He inherited his father's lands in New Jersey, and his career was identified with that province and with Pennsylvania.

In 1738 he was appointed by his father, then governor, a member of the New Jersey council, and later became chief justice of the state. He served as governor of Pennsylvania from October 3, 1754, to August 20, 1756, meantime retaining his commission as chief justice of New Jersey, in which latter position he continued until his death.

He was unmarried.

University of Pennsylvania Archives
1676. November 12, 1754, (Phila.). Anon. Robert Hunter Morris. Address.
"Extract From One of the Philosophical Exercises delivered publickly in the Academy at Philadelphia, upon the Visitation Day Novr 12th 1754, Being an Address to The honble. Robert Hunter Morris Esqr. Lieut. Governor of Pennsylvania &c."


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