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Robert Morris

1734 - 1806

 
 
Robert Morris Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
1. Robert Morris Marker
Inscription.
A self-made man, Morris was
America's most recognized business
figure and was given charge of the
Revolution's finances. Often using
personal credit or funds he was a
key factor in achieving victory. He
formed the National Bank and
secured the new country's
currency. He died impoverished.

 
Erected by Stone Placed by Chatham Bank.
 
Location. 32° 4.553′ N, 81° 6.035′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from Martin Luther King Boulevard (West Broad Street). Click for map. Located between Louisville Road and West Harris Street (Between Savannah Visitor Center and Savannah Roundhouse Museum, in the Battlefield Memorial Park). Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Noble W. Jones (here, next to this marker); Michael Dennison (here, next to this marker); Col. John Jones (here, next to this marker); Joseph Brandt (here, next to this marker); Joel Lane (here, next to this marker); Captain Charles Floyd
Robert Morris image. Click for full size.
Painter: Robert Edge Pine from Wikimedia Commons
2. Robert Morris
(here, next to this marker); Colonel Mordecai Sheftall (here, next to this marker); Lt. Ambrose Gordon (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
Also see . . .
1. Robert Morris, Wikipedia entry. a Welsh-born American merchant, and signer of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution. He was elected to the Pennsylvania Assembly, became the Chairman of the Pennsylvania Committee of Safety, and was chosen as a delegate to the Second Continental Congress, where he served as chairman of the "Secret Committee of Trade" and as a member of the Committee of Correspondence. Morris personally loaned 100,000 to pay the Continental troops under Washington. This helped to keep the Army together just before the battle of Princeton. He subsequently paid from his own funds the troops via "Morris notes" to continue Washington's ability to wage war as the US currency had no value. (Submitted on April 6, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. US History.Org. Delegate to the Continental Congress, 1775, Appointed Special Commissioner of Finance, 1776; Author of the plan for a National Bank, 1781; Financial Agent of the
Robert Morris Marker at the Memorial To The American Revolution image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 16, 2008
3. Robert Morris Marker at the Memorial To The American Revolution
United States, 1781; Delegate to the Pennsylvania Legislature, ca. 1783; Delegate to the Constitutional Convention, 1787; United States Senator, 1789-95; Appointed Secretary of the Treasury, 1789. (Submitted on April 6, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 236 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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