Morris, John, Jr. (1739-1785)

Philadelphia lawyer and civil servant.

Admitted to the bar (1760). Member of the American Philosophical Society (1768). Secretary of the Pennsylvania provincial convention (1776). Judge of the peace (1776). Quartermaster of the Pennsylvania militia (1776).

Recorder of deeds and master of the rolls for the state of Pennsylvania (1777-85). Attorney general of Pennsylvania (1777). Clerk of the Pennsylvania Assembly (1778).

Son of Samuel and Hannah (Cadwalader) Morris of Philadelphia. Educated at the College of Philadelphia (B.A., 1759). Quaker; disowned for participating in military exercises (1775). Married; no issue.