Henry McMorran

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Henry Gordon McMorran
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1913
Preceded byEdgar Weeks
Succeeded byLouis C. Cramton
Personal details
Henry Gordon McMorran

(1844-06-11)June 11, 1844
Port Huron, Michigan, United States
DiedJuly 19, 1929(1929-07-19) (aged 85)
Port Huron, Michigan, United States
Resting placeLakeside Cemetery
Port Huron, Michigan, United States
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Emma Caroline Williams
ChildrenMary Isabell, David Williams, Emma Josephine, Clara Erma and Charles Frederick McMorran.
Occupationbusinessman, politician
CommitteesU.S. House Committee on Manufacturers

Henry Gordon McMorran (June 11, 1844 – July 19, 1929) was an American Republican politician and businessman.

He served five terms in the U.S. Congress as a U.S. Representative from Michigan's 7th congressional district from March 4, 1903, until March 3, 1913.

Early life and education[edit]

McMorran was born in Port Huron, Michigan, where he attended the Crawford Private School.[1]

Early career[edit]

He engaged in the wholesale grocery business in 1865 and also in the milling, grain, and elevator business.

He was a member of the Port Huron board of aldermen in 1867 and was the Port Huron city treasurer in 1875. McMorran was general manager of the Port Huron and Northwestern Railway from 1878 to 1889 and a member of the State canal commission.

U.S. Representative[edit]

In 1902, McMorran was elected to the 58th U.S. Congress and was subsequently re-elected to the four succeeding Congresses. He was chair of the U.S. House Committee on Manufacturers in the 60th and 61st U.S. Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1912.[2]

Later life[edit]

After leaving the U.S. Congress, McMorran engaged in numerous business enterprises at Port Huron. He organized the Great Lakes Foundry Company, serving as its president.[3]

Death and legacy[edit]

McMorran died in Port Huron, age 85, and is interred there in Lakeside Cemetery. Port Huron's main sports and concert arena, the McMorran Place is named after him and opened in 1960 in his honor.

External links[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Henry McMorran (id: M000576)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard


  1. ^ "McMORRAN, Henry Gordon, (1844 - 1929)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved August 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "McMORRAN, Henry Gordon, (1844 - 1929)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved August 15, 2012.
  3. ^ CONNELL, MIKE (Oct 4, 2007). "Part 10: Port Huron roared in the '20s From movie stars to radio pioneers, flapper decade glowed in city". Part 10. The Times Herald. Retrieved August 15, 2012.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edgar Weeks
United States Representative for the 7th Congressional District of Michigan
Succeeded by
Louis C. Cramton