Justin Smith Morrill was born in Strafford, VT. As a young man, he invested in banks, real estate and railroads. Morrill became independently wealthy by the time he was forty. He was active in Vermont politics, serving first as a representative and later as a senator to the U.S. Congress from 1855-1898. As a member of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction, he helped draft the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and as chairman of the Public Building and Grounds Committee, he enabled the construction of the Library of Congress Building. Justin Morrill was given honorary degrees from many colleges and universities, including the University of Vermont, where he served as a trustee from 1865 to 1898.
This Justin Smith Morrill History Mug is part of our Vermont series which includes many unique individuals who played an important part in molding Vermont’s history.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.