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Homer Lawrence Morris


Homer Lawrence Morris, American economist. Member American Economics Association.; Member Society of Friends.


Morris, Homer Lawrence was born on July 1, 1886 in Dublin, Indiana, United States. Son of Albert C. and Esther J. (Lawrence) Morris.


Bachelor of Arts, Earlham College, 1911. A.M., Columbia, 1918, Doctor of Philosophy., 1921.


1 son, James Haisley. Instructor history and debating, Penn College, 1911-1915. Instructor economics, Hunter College, 1917-1918.

Professor economics, Earlham College, 1918-1928. Director child feeding relief, Berlin, Germany, under auspices of America Friends Service Committee, 1921. Field director famine relief, Buzuluk, Russia, 1922, and director child feeding relief in bituminous coal fields, 1931-1932.

Director public relations, Reading (Pennsylvania) Hospital, 1928-1930. Professor economics, Fisk U., 1930-1934. Field supervisor Subsistence Homestead Division, unites states department Interior, 1933-1935.

Secretary Social-Industrial section American Friends Service Committee, 1935-1946. Secretary of Regional Offices since 1946. Commissioner to Europe for American Friends Service Committee on Refugee Problems, 1939.

Trustee Earlham College. Member of the board of mgrs. Pendle Hill School.


  • Author: Parliamentary Franchise Reform in England from 1885 to 1918, 1921. The Plight of the Bituminous Coal Miner, 1934.


Member American Economics Association. Member Society of Friends.


Married Edna E. Wright, September 19, 1916.

Albert C. Morris

Esther J. (Lawrence) Morris

Edna E. Wright