Rogers Morton

American politician (1914-1979)

Rogers Clark Ballard Morton (September 19, 1914 – April 19, 1979) was an American politician. He was the U.S. Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of Commerce during the administrations of Presidents Richard M. Nixon and Gerald Ford. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland between 1963 until 1971.[1]

Rogers Morton
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Counselor to the President
In office
February 2, 1976 – April 1, 1976
PresidentGerald Ford
Preceded byRobert T. Hartmann
John Marsh
Succeeded byRobert T. Hartmann
John Marsh
22nd United States Secretary of Commerce
In office
May 1, 1975 – February 2, 1976
PresidentGerald Ford
Preceded byFrederick B. Dent
Succeeded byElliot Richardson
39th United States Secretary of the Interior
In office
January 29, 1971 – April 30, 1975
PresidentRichard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Preceded byWally Hickel
Succeeded byStanley K. Hathaway
Chair of the Republican National Committee
In office
April 14, 1969 – January 15, 1971
Preceded byRay C. Bliss
Succeeded byBob Dole
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1963 – January 29, 1971
Preceded byThomas Johnson
Succeeded byBill Mills
Personal details
Born
Rogers Clark Ballard Morton

(1914-09-19)September 19, 1914
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
DiedApril 19, 1979(1979-04-19) (aged 64)
Easton, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Anne Jones
Children2
RelativesThruston Ballard Morton (brother)
EducationYale University (BS)
Columbia University
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
 United States Army
Battles/warsWorld War II

Morton died on April 19, 1979 in Easton, Maryland from prostate cancer at the age of 64.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Morton, Rogers Clark Ballard". United States Congress. Retrieved 2008-07-06.