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Earle Elias Morris,, American state official. Decorated Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service medals; recipient Algernon Sydney Sullivan award, 1980, Donald L. Scantlebury award, 1985, Nations Most Valuable Public Official award, 1993, Public Service award American Legion, 1993, Living Legend award South Carolina History Foundation, 1997, Clemson Medallion award 1997, Order of the Palmetto; named Distinguished Alumnus, Clemson College.


Morris,, Earle Elias was born on July 14, 1928 in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. Son of Earle Elias and Bernice (Carey) Morris.


Bachelor of Science, Clemson College, 1949. Doctor of Laws, Clemson College. D.Pub. Service (honorary), University South Carolina, 1980.

D.Pub. Service (honorary), South Carolina State College, 1990. Doctor Medical Science, University South Carolina. Doctor of Laws (honorary), The Citadel.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Center Wesleyan College. HHD (honorary), Lander College. HHD (honorary), Francis Marion College, 1984.

HHD (honorary), University Charleston, 1992. Doctor of Humane Letters, Winthrop University, 1996.


President, Chairman of the Board, Morris & Company, Inc. (wholesale grocers), Pickens, South Carolina. vice-president, director, Pickens Bank, 1956-1969; vice-president, director, Bankers Trust South Carolina., Pickens, 1968-1975; president, General Insurance Agency, Pickens, since 1970; Chairman, Board Of Directors, Carolina Investors, Inc. chairman, Carolina Investors, Inc., since 1993; partner, Morris Realty Company, Pickens member, South Carolina. House of Representatives, 1950-1954; member, South Carolina.

Senate, 1954-1970; lieutenant governor, State of South Carolina., 1971-1975; comptr. general, State of South Carolina., since 1976. Chairman of the Board Santee Cooper Fisheries (Far East) Ltd., Hong Kong, Tai PanTechnologies, Ltd., Hong Kong. Director Brunswick Worsted Mills, South Carolina.

Development Corporation, Pickens Savings & Loan Association.


President Clemson University Foundation, 1984-1985. State director Selective Service Systems Served to brigadier general South Carolina National Guard, major general South Carolina Singapore. Member National Association State Comptrollers (president 1982), National Association State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers (president 1988-1989), South Carolina National Guard Association (president 1980-1981), South Carolina Junior Chamber of C., South Carolina Rehabilitation Association (vice president), Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council (chairman 1989-1996), Finance Accounting Foundation (trustee 1985-1988, 96—, vice chairman 1988, vice president 2000-2001), South Carolina Retirees Association (president), Blue Key, Palmetto Club, Faculty Club (Columbia), Poinsett Club (Greenville), Masons, Shriners, Lions (honorary, life), Order of Saint Stanislas (grand chancellor, Knight Grand Cross), Order of white Eagle of Saint Stanislas, Sovereign Military Order Swabia, Order of Polonia Restituta (knight Commander, 2d class), Knights of Malta.


Married Jane L. Boroughs, April 12, 1958. Children: Lynda Lewis, Carey Mauldin, Elizabeth McDaniel, Earle Elias III. Married Carol Telford, October 4, 1972.

1 son, David Earle (deceased).

Earle Elias Morris,

Bernice (Carey) Morris,

Carol Telford

Jane L. Boroughs

Earle Elias III Morris,

Lynda Lewis Morris,

Elizabeth McDaniel Morris,

Carey Mauldin Morris,