Chuck Morse Article

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Chuck Morse
Governor of New Hampshire
In office
January 3, 2017 – January 5, 2017
Preceded by Maggie Hassan
Succeeded by Chris Sununu
President of the New Hampshire Senate
In office
September 3, 2013 – December 5, 2018
GovernorMaggie Hassan
Chris Sununu
Preceded by Peter Bragdon
Succeeded by Donna Soucy
Minority Leader of the New Hampshire Senate
Assumed office
December 5, 2018
Preceded byDonna Soucy
Member of the New Hampshire Senate
from the 22nd district
Assumed office
January 2011
Preceded by Michael Downing
Personal details
Born (1960-10-11) October 11, 1960 (age 58)
Salem, New Hampshire, U.S.
Political party Republican
Education Plymouth State University ( BS)

Chuck Morse (born October 11, 1960) is the former president of the New Hampshire Senate. He served as Acting Governor of New Hampshire from January 3, 2017, upon Maggie Hassan's resignation as governor, until January 5, 2017, when Chris Sununu was inaugurated. A Republican, Morse represents the 22nd district in the Senate.

He served in the New Hampshire Senate from 2002 through 2006 and led the Senate Finance Committee. [1] He returned to the New Hampshire Senate in 2010 [1] by being elected in the 22nd district that fall. He was chosen as the President of the Senate, succeeding Peter Bragdon, in 2013. [2] [3] Morse currently serves on the Finance Committee.

Morse was re-elected to his Senate seat in 2018, but the Republicans were in the minority by a margin of 14-10 in 2019-2020. The 10 newly-elected Republican members of the State Senate chose Morse as their caucus leader shortly after the election. His successor as President was Democratic State Senator Donna Soucy.


  1. ^ a b "Downing runs for sheriff, Morse for NH Senate". The Eagle-Tribune. May 27, 2010. Retrieved October 31, 2013.
  2. ^ Michael Brindley (August 27, 2013). "Senate Republicans Back Salem's Chuck Morse For President". NHPR. Retrieved October 31, 2013.
  3. ^ Ben Leubsdorf (August 27, 2013). "Sen. Chuck Morse set to become N.H. Senate president as GOP caucus unites behind him". Concord Monitor. Archived from the original on November 2, 2014. Retrieved October 31, 2013.

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New Hampshire Senate
Preceded by
Peter Bragdon
President of the New Hampshire Senate
Political offices
Preceded by
Maggie Hassan
Governor of New Hampshire

Succeeded by
Chris Sununu