Paul Morton (May 22, 1857 – February 19, 1911) was a U.S. businessman, and served as the 36th Secretary of the Navy under Theodore Roosevelt.

Biography


He served as the U.S. Secretary of the Navy between 1904 and 1905. Previous to this, he had been vice president of the Santa Fe Railroad. When it came to light that the Santa Fe had given illegal rebates under Morton, he was forced out of the cabinet to avoid scandal, though Roosevelt maintained that Morton himself was unaware of the improprieties. After leaving government service, Morton was President of Equitable Life Assurance Society.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, and growing up in Nebraska City, Nebraska, he was the younger brother of Joy Morton, founder of Morton Salt, and the son of Julius Sterling Morton, who had served as Secretary of Agriculture under President Grover Cleveland. Though his father was a "Bourbon" (i.e. conservative) Democrat, Paul Morton was a Progressive Republican. This shift of party by father/son cabinet secretaries is paralleled by that of Henry Cantwell Wallace, who served as a Progressive Republican Secretary of Agriculture under Harding and Coolidge, and his son Henry A. Wallace who served in the same office as a Democrat under Franklin D. Roosevelt.
George Burroughs Torrey painted a portrait of him.

Sources


The Political Graveyard
Tone's Fighting Ships
Dictionary of American Biography, Under the Auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies, C. Scribner’s Sons, New York City, 1928.

External links


Paul Morton at Find a Grave

Bow Down and Worship Him - Consuming Fire Sweet Perfume Bow Down and Worship Him - Consuming Fire Sweet Perfume - Paul Morton

Walk On By Faith Walk On By Faith - Paul Morton

Flow To You Flow To You - Paul Morton

God is A Good God God is A Good God - Paul Morton

Press My Way Through Press My Way Through - Paul Morton

He's In This Place He's In This Place - Paul Morton

For Your Glory For Your Glory - Paul Morton

High Praise High Praise - Paul Morton

Something Happens Something Happens - Paul Morton

Somehow Somehow - Paul Morton

That's Reason Enough That's Reason Enough - Paul Morton

Let It Rain Let It Rain - Paul Morton

True Praise True Praise - Paul Morton

Be Blessed Be Blessed - Paul Morton

Blessed Jesus Blessed Jesus - Paul Morton

Don't Do It Without Me Don't Do It Without Me - Paul Morton

If It Wasn't For Your Grace If It Wasn't For Your Grace - Paul Morton

I Need Thee I Need Thee - Paul Morton

Hosanna in The Highest Hosanna in The Highest - Paul Morton

We Shall Overcome We Shall Overcome - Paul Morton

We Offer Christ We Offer Christ - Paul Morton

Not Me Lord, You Not Me Lord, You - Paul Morton

In Your Presence In Your Presence - Paul Morton

If You Could See Me Now If You Could See Me Now - Paul Morton

He Is Mighty He Is Mighty - Paul Morton

We Made It We Made It - Paul Morton

Cry Your Last Tear Cry Your Last Tear - Paul Morton

Watching Over Me Watching Over Me - Paul Morton

His Yoke Is Easy His Yoke Is Easy - Paul Morton

How Great Is Our God How Great Is Our God - Paul Morton

Your Tears Your Tears - Paul Morton

Lift Him Up Lift Him Up - Paul Morton

Arise Oh God Arise Oh God - Paul Morton

I Am What You See I Am What You See - Paul Morton

Oh Hallelujah (It's Over Now) Oh Hallelujah (It's Over Now) - Paul Morton

Chasing After You Chasing After You - Paul Morton

I Have Authority I Have Authority - Paul Morton

Because Of Who You Are Because Of Who You Are - Paul Morton

Seasons Change Seasons Change - Paul Morton

You Can Make It You Can Make It - Paul Morton

Storm Chaser Storm Chaser - Paul Morton

Crescent City Fire Crescent City Fire - Paul Morton

Your Best Days Yet Your Best Days Yet - Paul Morton

I'm Still Standing I'm Still Standing - Paul Morton

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Albums & Songs

  • All Things Well
  • Total Worship (feat. Keyla Richardson)
  • All of Me
  • Let It Go
  • God Knows
  • Always There
  • Favor with My Father
  • Stir up Something in Me
  • United
  • Song for You
  • Wait Me Out
  • What If
  • The Love of Jesus
  • Leaning & Depending
  • Trust Jesus
  • Everything's Gonna Be Alright
  • You Are
  • Should I Stay
  • Use Me
  • Tell Heaven
  • Everytime
  • Good News
  • Because of You
  • Doin' the Best I Can
  • Grateful (Prelude)
  • Grateful
  • Because of You
  • Propsperity Song
  • Pop Williams (Interlude)
  • When Mercy Found Me
  • The Patience of God
  • Mary Did You Know
  • I Pray
  • Everytime
  • Constantly
  • Overwhelmed
  • What's Wrong With Right
  • Stand By Me
  • Never
  • Can't Stop
  • Hold Me
  • He Will Answer
  • Cooling Water
  • Just to Say Thank You
  • After the Storm
  • Be With Me Jesus
  • Living Testimony
  • It Was You
  • Who Wouldn't Serve a God
  • Never Seen Your Face
  • Helpless & Hopeless
  • Peace In My Heart
  • Out of Myself
  • You Are the Reason
  • After the Storm
  • For Who You Are
  • Living Testimony (feat. Joe Ligon)
  • Speak to the Mountain
  • After the Storm (feat. Yolanda Adams)
  • I Will
  • Helpless & Hopeless (feat. John P. Kee)
  • Above All Others
  • Out of Myself (feat. Duranice Pace)
  • Can't You See God Working
  • Another Time Another Place
  • Allow Me
  • Healing Place
  • If It Wasn't for You (feat. Paul Porter)
  • Same Ol' Story
  • Helpless & Hopeless (Instrumental)