The New Student's Reference Work/Morris, Gouverneur

Morris, Gouverneur, an American statesman, was born at Morrisania, N. Y., Jan. 31, 1752. He was active in political matters during the Revolution. During 1781—84 he was assistant to Robert Morris, superintendent of the national finances. In 1787 he was a member of the convention that framed the United States constitution. He spent part of 1791 in England as confidential agent of Washington, and was minister to France till 1794. He was three years (1800-3) United States senator from New York. He died on Nov. 6, 1816. See Gouverneur Morris by Roosevelt, in the American Statesmen Series, and Diary and Letters by Anne Cary Morris.