Biography of James M. Morton, Jr.
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Morton, James M., jr., attorney at law, was born in Fall River, Mass., August 24, 1869, a son of Hon. James M. and Emily (Canedy) Morton. He obtained his preparatory education in the schools of his native city, graduating from the High School in 1886, and from Phillips Exeter Academy, New Hampshire, in 1887. He then entered Harvard College and was graduated curn laude from that institutiOn in 1891. He passed the succeeding three years in Harvard Law School and received the degrees of LL. B and A. M. in. 1894. At the Harvard commencement that year Mr. Morton was the law orator, being selected as the representative of the Law School on that occasion. He was admitted to the Bristol county bar at the April sitting of the Supreme Court at Taunton in 1894, and began the practice of his profession at Fall River in July following, forming a copartnership with Hon. Andrew J. Jennings under the firm name of Jennings & Morton. June 10, 1896, Mr. Morton married Miss Nancy J. B. Brayton, and they have one son, James M. Morton, the fourth of that name.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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