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Morgan, Lewis Henrylocked

(21 November 1818–17 December 1881)
  • Thomas R. Trautmann

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Morgan, Lewis Henry (21 November 1818–17 December 1881), anthropologist, was born near Aurora, New York, the son of Jedediah Morgan and his second wife, Harriet Steele, farmers. Early in his life Morgan’s parents let their farmlands and moved to Aurora, New York, on the eastern shore of Lake Cayuga. Morgan was educated at Cayuga Academy there and proceeded to Union College in Schenectady for his junior and senior years, graduating in 1840. He read law and was admitted to the bar two years later. Because of the economic depression following the panic of 1837, he delayed starting a practice and remained at home in Aurora until the fall of 1844. He then moved to Rochester, where he became successful in his profession, residing there until his death....

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