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William Charles Morris

William Charles Morris, American investor. Managing director Metropolitan Opera Association, New York, since 1995, president, Chief Executive Officer, since 2003; trustee Woods Hole (Massachusetts) Oceanog. Institution, 2001—2009.

Background

  • Morris, William Charles was born on April 15, 1938 in St. Louis. Son of Barney Lockhart and Kathryn (Evers) Morris.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1960. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1963.

    Career

    • Associate Mobil Chemical Company, New York City, 1963-1966. With Lehman Brothers, 1967—1984. Chairman Carbo Ceramics Inc., Dallas, since 1987, J&W Seligman & Company, Incorporated, New York York City, 1988—2008, Cove Point Holdings LLC, since 2008, Tri-Continental Corporation, 1988—2008.

      Ensign United States Coast Guard Reserve, 1961.

    Membership

    Managing director Metropolitan Opera Association, New York, since 1995, president, Chief Executive Officer, since 2003. Trustee Woods Hole (Massachusetts) Oceanog. Institution, 2001—2009.

    Connections

    • Married Susan VanAvery Follett, August 26, 1961. Children: Edward F., David L., Kenneth V.
    • father: Barney Lockhart Morris
    • mother: Kathryn (Evers) Morris
    • spouse: Susan VanAvery Follett
    • children: Edward F. Morris
    • David L. Morris
    • Kenneth V. Morris
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    Born April 15, 1938
    • 1960
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 1963
      Harvard University
    • 1963 - 1966
      Associate, Mobil Chemical Company
    • 1967 - 1984
      with Lehman Brothers
    • 1987
      chairman, Carbo Ceramics Incorporated
      Dallas, Texas, United States
    • 1988 - 2008
      chairman, Carbo Ceramics Incorporated
    • 1988 - 2008
      chairman, Carbo Ceramics Incorporated
    • 2008
      chairman, Carbo Ceramics Incorporated