The financier, diplomat, and U.S. Senator Dwight W. Morrow (January 11, 1873-October 5, 1931) was born in Huntington. His father, James Elmore Morrow, served as principal of Marshall College, now Marshall University. The family moved to Pittsburgh in 1875, when Dwight was a young child.
After earning his law degree in 1899 from Columbia University, Morrow entered law practice in New York City. In 1914, he joined the banking firm of J. P. Morgan and Company. Morrow’s experience in negotiating international loans and his expertise in international shipping proved useful during World War I, when he facilitated shipments of supplies and munitions. A friend of Calvin Coolidge since college, Morrow resigned from the Morgan company in 1927 to accept the ambassadorship to Mexico. He resigned as ambassador in 1930 to run successfully for U.S. senator from New Jersey. He had barely begun his term when he died at his home in Englewood, New Jersey.
Morrow Library at Marshall University, named for James E. Morrow, was founded in part by Dwight Morrow. Dwight Morrow’s daughter, Anne, married Charles Lindbergh.
This Article was written by Cora P. Teel
Last Revised on December 08, 2015
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Teel, Cora P. "Dwight Whitney Morrow." e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia. 08 December 2015. Web. 26 March 2017.