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Earl Franklin Morris

Lawyer

Earl Franklin Morris, American lawyer. Bar: Ohio 1933, United States District Court (southern district) Ohio 1934, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit), 1936, Supreme Court of the United States Court.

Background

Morris, Earl Franklin was born on April 5, 1909 in Byesville, Ohio, United States. Son of Thomas and Marietta (Bean) Morris.

Education

AB magna cum laude, Wittenberg University, 1930. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Wittenberg University, 1955. Juris Doctor cum laude, Harvard University, 1933.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Willamette University, 1967. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Valparaiso University, 1968. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Findlay College, 1971.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Dickinson School Law, 1974. Doctor of Laws (honorary), William Mitchell College Law, 1980. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Capital University, 1980.

Career

Since practiced in, Columbus. Associate Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur, 1933-1934, partner, 1935-1982, of counsel, since 1983. Special counsel Midland Mutual Life Insurance Company.

Achievements

  • Bar: Ohio 1933, United States District Court (southern district) Ohio 1934, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit), 1936, Supreme Court of the United States Court.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Board directors Wittenberg University, chairman, 1973-1984. Member executive committee, trustee Ohio Foundation Indiana Colleges, Association Indiana Colleges and Universities Ohio. Member American Bar Association (house delegations since 1952, board governors 1962-1965, president 1967-1968, medal 1982), Ohio Bar Association (president, medal 1968), Columbus Bar Association (president, Distinguished Service medal 1982), National Conference Bar President (chairman 1961-1962), American Judicature Society (chairman board directors 1970-1972), American Bar Foundation, Ohio Bar Foundation, Institute Court Management (chairman trustees 1973-1986), American College Trial Lawyers, Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference (life), Association Life Insurance Counsel, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Jean Esther Butcher, August 1, 1942. 1 child, Ann Morris Sward.

father:
Thomas Morris

mother:
Marietta (Bean) Morris

spouse:
Jean Esther Butcher

child:
Ann Morris Sward Morris