The Life of Daniel Morehouse
Morehouse has participated as both a speaker and debate team coach at multiple national tournaments, founding the Morehouse College Parliamentary Debate Tournament as a result.
Morehouse and his family arrived in Parrtown (now Saint John, New Brunswick) on October 18th and included it as part of her request for military pension in later years. Mary included this fact when filing her pension claim petition.
Early Life and Education
Morehouse was known to be quite likeable while at Drake. He belonged to the Athens Literary Society and held several class offices; moreover he played center on an 1898 Drake football team which won six state championships!
He served in the Queen’s Rangers as a sergeant, sergeant-major, and quartermaster before retiring on half pay of forty pounds per annum. Later settling in New Brunswick as a landowner.
His house resembled that of his uncle in Redding, California, and it still stands today at Kings Landing Historical Settlement – a testament to his hard work. Additionally, he wrote two groundbreaking books about health equity: 150 Years of ObamaCare and The Political Determinants of Health are widely read across the country and widely utilized.
Daniel Morehouse has made it his professional mission to identify the social determinants of health disparities. As a leader in the health equity movement and contributor to landmark federal policies, his research has contributed towards uncovering social causes of disparate health.
Morehouse has also worked extensively in philanthropy and education. He founded the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine as a national institute dedicated to addressing health disparities in America.
Morehouse married Myrtle Slayton in Des Moines, Iowa on June 9, 1903 and they went on to have three children together: Charles (son), Vega and Frances (daughters). His ashes can be found buried at Drake Municipal Observatory.
Achievement and Honors
Although he wasn’t actively conducting research astronomy himself, he still contributed greatly to astronomy in other ways. His teaching and writing inspired interest among his students and friends for the subject; additionally, his articles added greatly to its literature.
He served as Justice of the Peace for Kent Parish and played an essential role in mediating between Maine and New Brunswick over their border dispute. Furthermore, he staunchly supported civil rights and education.
He played an essential part in developing Drake University’s physical resources; stadium, field house, women’s dormitory and Cowles Library were all built during his presidency. Furthermore, he established the Drake Municipal Observatory where his ashes rest buried within its walls; additionally he was an honored member of both American Astronomical Society and Iowa Academy of Science.
Morehouse was an accomplished astronomer who not only conducted extensive research but also actively advocated the field. He held many appointments related to promotion of astronomy such as chairing its division within the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Morehouse was loved and revered among his students and friends due to his knack for communicating excitement for discovery.
Morehouse was forced to leave his native land of Virginia despite his loyalty to the Crown, never again seeing his family or returning home, living out the rest of his days as an exile in Canada and eventually living out his life in exile in Canada. Still, Morehouse likely reaped financial benefits that may have been difficult had he joined rebellious colonists; leaving behind a legacy of achievement which continues until this day.
Morehouse served during the War of 1812 as Quarter Master for Company of Dragoons, increasing his rank within the militia and garnering additional esteem. By the time of his death in 1835, his land holdings had expanded to nearly 12 hundred acres.
He was extremely generous in his philanthropy efforts. His donations included giving to both the National Museum of African American History and Culture as well as Cornell University – his alma mater – where he helped fund their School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
Morehouse was an avid supporter of Drake University, making numerous and significant donations, such as giving $50 million. Additionally, his generosity extended to paying off student loans of many graduating students.