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Elijah Adams Morse (May 25, 1841 – June 5, 1898) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Elijah Adams Morse
Elijah A. Morse.png
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts
In office
March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1897
Preceded byJohn Davis Long
Succeeded byWilliam C. Lovering
Constituency2nd district (1889–93)
12th district (1893–97)
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
In office
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
BornMay 25, 1841
South Bend, Indiana
DiedJune 5, 1898 (aged 57)
Canton, Massachusetts
Political partyRepublican
ProfessionManufacturer of stove polish
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Branch/serviceFlag of the United States Army (unofficial proportions).svg United States Army
RankArmy-USA-OR-04a.svg Corporal
Battles/warsCivil War

Born in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, Morse moved to Massachusetts with his parents, who settled in Boston in 1852. He attended the public schools, the Boylston School in Boston, and Onondaga Academy, New York. Enlisted in the Union Army in the Fourth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers, during the Civil War. He served three months under General Butler in Virginia and one year under General Banks in Louisiana. He was promoted to corporal. Manufacturer of stove polish in Canton, Massachusetts. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1876. He was an unsuccessful Prohibition Party candidate for lieutenant governor in 1877. He served in the state senate in 1886 and 1887. He served as member of the Governor's council in 1888.

Morse was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1897). He served as chairman of the Committee on Alcohol Liquor Traffic (Fifty-fourth Congress). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1896. He resumed manufacturing activities. He died in Canton, Massachusetts, June 5, 1898. He was interred in Canton Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Elijah A. Morse (id: M001007)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John D. Long
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1889 - March 3, 1893
Succeeded by
Frederick H. Gillett
Preceded by
John C. Crosby
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 12th congressional district

March 4, 1893 - March 3, 1897
Succeeded by
William C. Lovering