Morrill, David Lawrence
Morrill, David Lawrence a noted American physician, who distinguished himself also as a politician, figured at one time as minister of the Gospel and religious author. He was born in Epping, N.H., June 10, 1772. After receiving a good academic and medical education, he established himself in practice at Epsom in 1793; but in 1800 began to study theology, and in 1802 accepted a call to the Congregational Church in Goffstown, N.H., where he preached for nine years. He then resumed the practice of medicine from 1807 to 1830. He was at the same time also engaged in political life, and played no unimportant part in the passing history of New Hampshire. From 1817 to 1823 he was United States senator; and was governor from 1824 to 1827. He died at Concord, January 28, 1849. Dr. Morrill was connected with many of the charitable, medical, and agricultural associations of his time. He published several sermons, orations, and controversial pamphlets, and was for some years after abandoning public office editor of the New Hampshire Observer, a religious newspaper.