Eskridge H. Morton

Biographical Sketches of Members of Congress, Members of the Legislature,
Officers of the State Governement and judges of the Supreme Court of Appeals,
West Virigina, 1917

Source:
West Virginia Legislative Hand Book and Manual and Official Register, 1917,
Compiled and Edited by John T. Harris, Clerk of the Senate,
The Tribune Printing Co., Charleston, West Va.
pgs. 719 – 770

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES

pg. 727

MORTON, ESKRIDGE H. (Democrat.) Address:
Webster Springs. Elected to Senate in 1914 from the Tenth
District. Born in Webster county June 18, 1866; educated
in common schools and the state University, where he studied
law; County Superintendent Webster county 1889-91;
Prosecuting Attorneyl893-7; AssistantProsecutingAttomey
Nicholas county 1887-1901; Sergeant-at-Arms House of
Delegates 1903-4; Democratic nominee for Attorney General
1908; delegate Democratic National Convention, Baltimore,
1912; committee assignments, 1917: Judiciary, Education,
Roads and Navigation, Insurance, Claims and Griev-
ances; Forfeited and Unappropriated Lands, Public
Printing, Forestry and Conservation, Virginia Debt.

Submitted by: Valerie Crook