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GOUVERNEUR MORRIS


Picture of Gouverneur Morris

1752-1816

Delegate to the Constitutional Convention (Pennsylvania)

Biographical Data
Religious Views
Quotations
References, Links, & Further Reading



Education: King's College (Columbia)

Occupation: lawyer

Political Affiliation: Whig, Federalist


Religious Affiliation: Episcopalian

Summary of Religious Views:

Although he began as an Episcopalian, Morris' views shifted over the years, and ultimately he was probably more of a deist than anything else.

Views on Religion & Politics:


Quotations:



References, Links, & Further Reading: Books, Articles, Links


Books

Works by Gouverneur Morris

ed. by Anne Cary Morris, The Diary and Letters of Gouverneur Morris, 2 vols., C. Scribner's Sons, 1888; Vol.I Vol. II; reprint, The Diary and Letters of Gouverneur Morris

Biographies

William Howard Adams, Gouverneur Morris: An Independent Life, Yale Univ. Press, 2003
Richard Brookhiser, Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris, the Rake Who Wrote the Constitution, Free Press, 2003
Mary-Jo Kline, Gouverneur Morris and the New Nation, 1775-1788 (Dissertations in Amer Economic History Series), Arno Press, 1978
Melanie Randolph Miller, Envoy to the Terror: Gouverneur Morris and the French Revolution, Potomac Books, 2005
Melanie Randolph Miller, An Incautious Man: The Life of Gouveneur Morris, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2008
Max M. Mintz, Gouverneur Morris and the American Revolution, , Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 1970
Jared Sparks, The Life of Gouverneur Morris, with Selections from His Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers, 3 vols., Gray & Brown, 1832; Vol. I Vol. II Vol. III

Articles

Henry Cabot Lodge, "Gouverneur Morris," The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 57, Iss. 342, April 1886, pp. 721-744
Max M. Mintz, "Gouverneur Morris, George Washington's War Hawk," The Virginia Quarterly Review, Vol. 79, No. 4, Autumn 2003
Annie Cary Morris, "Glimpses At The Diaries Of Gouverneur Morris; Social Life And Character In The Paris Of The Revolution, Paper 1," Scribner's magazine, Vol. 1, Iss. 1, January, 1887, pp. 93-107
Annie Cary Morris, "Glimpses At The Diaries Of Gouverneur Morris; Social Life And Character In The Paris Of The Revolution, Paper 2," Scribner's magazine, Vol. 1, Iss. 2, February, 1887, pp. 199-211

Links

Works by Gouverneur Morris

Letter to John Jay (TeachingAmericanHistory.org)

Biographical Sites

MORRIS, Gouverneur, 1752-1816 (Biographical Directory of the US Congress)
A Biography of Gouverneur Morris 1752-1816 (Hypertext on American History)
Gouverneur Morris (National Archives -- The Founding Fathers)
GOUVERNEUR MORRIS (Soldier-Statesmen of the Constitution -- Center of Military History, United States Army)
Gouverneur Morris (Colonial Hall)



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