Edwin D. Morgan (1811-1883)

Edwin D. Morgan was a successful businessman who served in the New York state legislature where he sponsored the legislation that founded Central Park in New York City. He served as governor of New York from 1858 until 1862. While governor, Lincoln commissioned him a major general of volunteers to run the military department of that state and improve the defenses of New York Harbor. He was elected a United States Senator from New York and served from 1863 until 1869. During his retirement, he became a philanthropist and patron of the arts, supporting medical and educational institutions in New York.

1865 circa 5 years
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