Morton, Julius Sterling
Julius Sterling Morton, 1832–1902, American cabinet officer, b. Adams, N.Y. He settled (1854) in Nebraska, founded the Nebraska City News, and served (1858–61) as territorial secretary. In 1872 he originated Arbor Day, which since 1885 has been a legal holiday in Nebraska on Apr. 22, Morton's birthday. He was Secretary of Agriculture (1893–97) under Grover Cleveland. His landed estate at Nebraska City became a memorial park.
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