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Clarence Joseph Morley

politician , Governor of Colorado

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

He was a Republican. Before becoming governor he was a judge in Denver, Colorado. He was virulently anti-Catholic and is reputedly one of the most extreme governors in the state's history. After office, Morley established C.J. Morley & Company, a stock brokerage firm in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he was convicted of mail fraud and imprisoned.

Politics

God seeks to transform relationship with and between people. If politics is about how we choose to live together and to treat one another, there is surely a place for discerning the activity of God in politics.

Views

A true Christian should help those in need, regardless of religious affiliation.

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

child:
Mistress Katharine Morley Shelton Morley

child:
Harold T. Morley

child:
Mary C. Morley

child:
Clarence J. Morley