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Clarence Joseph Morley

governor

Clarence Joseph Morley, American governor. Served as public administrator, Denver, 4 years; member State Board of Pardons 4 years; Member Colorado and Denver bar associations; Mason (32 degree, Kansas City.C.H.).

Background

Morley, Clarence Joseph was born on February 9, 1869 in Dyersville, Iowa, United States. Son of John and Mary Dyer (Plaister) Morley.

Education

Graduated from the high school, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 1886. Bachelor of Laws, University of Denver, 1899.

Career

Bar, 1897; connected with law firm of Teller, Orahood & Morgan, 1900-1906, Teller & Dorsey, 1906-1910. In partnership with Frank McDonough, Senior, 1910-1916. Associated with Thomas E. Walters, 1916-1923.

Religion

Through Jesus' death on the cross, and his resurrection, God has broken the power of all that is evil, in the world and in us.

Politics

The state cannot control the church, nor should the church attempt to dominate the state. However, religious expression should be present in public life.

Views

The family is the most basic of human institutions through which people are nurtured and sustained in love, responsibility, and respect.

Membership

Served as public administrator, Denver, 4 years. Member State Board of Pardons 4 years. Member Colorado and Denver bar associations.

Mason (32 degree, Kansas City.C.H.). Clubs: Cosmopolitan, Lions (honorary), High Twelve (honorary).*‡.

  • Cosmopolitan, Lions (honorary)

  • High Twelve (honorary)

  • State Board of Pardons

  • KKK

Connections

Married Maud M. Thompson, of Cedar Falls, July 2, 1893. Children: Mistress Katharine Morley Shelton, Harold T., Clarence J., Mary C.

father:
John Morley

mother:
Mary Dyer (Plaister) Morley

spouse:
Maud M. Thompson

children:
Mistress Katharine Morley Shelton Morley

Harold T. Morley

Clarence J. Morley

Mary C. Morley