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A successful Monmouth attorney, Civil War veteran and state legislator, John T. Morgan achieved even greater fame as a supreme court judge in the young state of Idaho.

Monmouth attorney built legal career in early Idaho

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Razed in 2014 to make way for Monmouth College’s new Pi Beta Phi house, the residence of John T. Morgan originally stood on 12 acres. Morgan continued to own the property for several years after moving his family to Idaho.
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An early view of Salmon City.
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A blank draft note from Morgan’s short-lived bank in Blackfoot, Idaho.

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Editor and historian for Monmouth College. Avid researcher of western Illinois history for 40 years. FB and Twitter. jrankin@monmouthcollege.edu

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