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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.


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


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


Special lecturer, University Texas, Austin, 1957-1958, 60-61;lecturer, Hunter College, New York City, 1966-1968;assistant professor, Pace College, New York City, 1968-1970;assistant editor, Change Magazine, New Rochelle, New York, 1970-1972;senior editor, Change Magazine, New Rochelle, New York, 1972-1974;independent writer. Keynote speaker Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1982, Texas Women Scholars, 1986, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, 1995. Panel for biography/autobiography of year Los Angeles Times, 1994-1995.



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.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, walking, touring, gardening, talking.


Married Willie Morris, August 25, 1958 (divorced June 1969). 1 child, David Rae; married Bob Eckhardt, September 6, 1977 (divorced May 1988).

Rudolf Carl Buchan

Inez (Fix) Buchan

Willie Morris

Bob Eckhardt

David Rae Morris