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Clarence Joseph Morley


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.).


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


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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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

John Morley

Mary Dyer (Plaister) Morley

Maud M. Thompson

Mistress Katharine Morley Shelton Morley

Harold T. Morley

Clarence J. Morley

Mary C. Morley