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Celia Morris

Celia Morris, American writer, speaker. Recipient Carr P. Collins award Texas Institute Letters, 1984, EMMA award National Women's Political Caucus, 1993; named Woman of Year Texas Women's Political Caucus, 1984; grantee National Endowment of the Humanities, 1977-1978.

Background

  • Morris, Celia was born on November 14, 1935 in Houston, Texas, United States. Daughter of Rudolf Carl and Inez (Fix) Buchan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Texas, 1957. Master of Arts, Stanford University, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy in English, City University of New York, 1968.

    Career

    • Special lecturer University Texas, Austin, 1957-1958, 60-61. Lecturer Hunter College, New York City, 1966-1968. Assistant professor Pace College, 1968-1970.

      Assistant editor Change Magazine, New Rochelle, New York, 1970-1972, senior editor, 1972-1974. Independent writer

      Keynote speaker Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1982, Texas Women Scholars, 1986, University Southern Indiana, Evansville, 1995. Panel for biography/autobiography of year Los Angeles Times, 1994-1995.

    Works

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Director Washington School/Institute Policy Studies, 1981-1982. Founder, director Texas Women for 80s, 1983-1984. Member National Women's Political Caucus, Society Values Higher Education, Washington Indiana Writers, Author's Guild, Journalism & Women's Symposium.

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading, walking, touring, gardening, talking.

    Connections

    • Married Willie Morris, August 25, 1958 (divorced June 1969). 1 child, David Rae; married Bob Eckhardt, September 6, 1977 (divorced May 1988).
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    Born November 14, 1935
    • 1957
      University Texas
    • 1963
      Stanford University
    • 1968
      City University of New York
    • 1957 - 1958
      Special lecturer, University Texas
      Austin, Texas, United States
    • 1966 - 1968
      lecturer, Hunter College
    • 1968 - 1970
      assistant, professor Pace College
    • 1970 - 1972
      assistant, editor Change Magazine
      New Rochelle, New York, United States
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