Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Edwin B. Morgan

EDWIN B. MORGAN, a prosperous young lawyer of Oswego, Labette county, Kansas, has recently rounded out a successful term as city attorney, an office to which he was elected in the spring of 1900. His ability in his profession is universally recognized and he has handled the legal affairs of the city in a most capable manner and to the entire satisfaction of the general public.

Mr. Morgan was born in Pike county, Ohio, December 17, 1873, and is a son of Robert and Maria A. (Daniels) Morgan. His father was a native of Pennsylvania but moved to Pike county, Ohio, when a boy. He was a farmer by occupation and followed farming in that county until his death, at the age of fifty-seven years. His widow now resides at Mound Valley, Kansas. They had five children: Marcus, who resides at Mound Valley, Kansas; Thomas, who is in Ohio; John B. and Charles K., deceased; and Edwin B.

Edwin B. Morgan received his early mental training in the public schools of Pike county, Ohio, after which he attended high school at Wetmore, Ohio, and at Pleasanton, Kansas, whither he moved in 1892. He began teaching school in 1893, and continued until 1896, when he determined to enter the legal profession. He then took a course of lectures in the law department of the University of Kansas, at Lawrence, from which institution he was graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Laws, in 1898. He immediately thereafter began practice at Oswego, with Hon. Nelson Case, - remaining with the judge until the spring of 1900, since which time he has practiced alone. He is local manager of the Oswego Telephone Company, and has served as such since November, 1899. He is an enthusiastic Republican, in politics, and has campaigned for the party since he has been in this county. He was elected to the office of city attorney in the spring of 1900, and discharged the duties of that office in a most satisfactory manner. His term expired in April, 1901. He was made a member of the county central committee of his party for the years 1900 and 1901. He has attained the confidence and respect of his fellow citizens, and has many friends throughout the county.

Mr. Morgan was married August 1, 1899, to Florence O. Skinner, of Oswego, a daughter of Amos and Mary (Bird) Skinner. Mr. Skinner is a contractor and builder, of Oswego, Kansas. Religiously, Mr. Morgan and his wife are members of the Presbyterian church.