Former Democratic US Sen. Robert Morgan dies at age 90

LILLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Robert Morgan, a former U.S. senator who also served in the North Carolina Legislature and as state attorney general, has died. He was 90.

Carroll Leggett, Morgan’s former chief of staff during his time as attorney general and U.S. senator, said Morgan died Saturday at his home in Buies Creek. Leggett said Morgan had been in declining health.

Morgan, a Democrat, served in the U.S. Senate from 1975 until 1981. After losing his re-election bid, Morgan worked for the State Bureau of Investigation until 1992, when he returned to his general law practice.

Morgan was a state senator from 1955 to 1969 and N.C. attorney general from 1969 to 1974.

In 2000, he became founding president of the N.C. Center for Voter Education, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization.

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