MORRISON, WILLIAM R.
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born in 1825, served during the Mexican War. He commanded a regiment in the Civil War. He represented Illinois in the U.S. Congress as a Democrat from 1863 to 1865 and from 1873 to 1887, and was chairman of the Ways and Means Committee from 1873 to 1875. He has been a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission from its origin in 1887 to the present time (1894).
By John Franklin Jameson
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- A genus of small tapeworms birds and mammals. A genus of Cestoda or tapeworms. A cestode worm order Cyclophyllideae, family Hymenolepinidae, genus Hymenolepis. includes several genera, such as H. Diminuta, occasionally infesting children, and Nana, or the dwarf tapeworm of children. Flavopuncta. See Taenia flavopuncta, under tenia.