Albion Interactive History / People / William Morrison

Albion Interactive History

Albion Interactive History / People / Public Schools

William V. Morrison, 1817
4th Teacher, Little Red Schoolhouse

    Died, 1882

In the fall of 1839, William V. Morrison became the fourth teacher at the Little RedSchoolhouse. Morrison was a well known figure in the 19th century, who became partner with Jesse Crowell in the firm of Jesse Crowell & Company. A staunch “Copper-head” Democrat, Morrison was outspoken politically, and gave free expression of his convictions. A “Copperhead” is a Democrat who sympathized with the South during the Civil War. Morrison was a member of the Constitutional convention which framed Michigan’s constitution in 1850, and it is said he authored the clause which barred college students from gaining a residence whereby they would be entitled to vote. P3

Source: Frank Passic. A History of the Albion Public Schools. Albion, Michigan: E. Weil Publishing Services. 1991.

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