John Tracy Morrison (Governor)

John Tracy Morrison photo

Memorial Date: December 24, 1915
Location: Section E-144-2

Morrison graduated from Cornell Law School in 1890 and moved to Caldwell, Idaho, where he became a successful attorney and an active member of the local Presbyterian Church. In 1891, Morrison was influential in founding the College of Idaho and served as an original faculty member, teaching English and history. In 1893, he became a member of the school's board of trustees.

Governor Idaho Republicans nominated Morrison as their gubernatorial candidate in 1902. He was elected by defeating the Democratic incumbent, Frank W. Hunt. Morrison sought reelection in 1904, but Republicans declined to nominate him for a second term, instead supporting Frank R. Gooding.

Upon leaving office Morrison returned to his Caldwell law practice.

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