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designer , graphic artist , art educator

Lee Jack Morton,, American graphic artist, designer, art educator. Recipient Illustrator of Year award Highlights For Children, 1984, Distinguished Service award United Nations Association/United States of America, 1986, Outstanding Service award National Council Women, 1991, Graphic Design award of excellence Communications Concepts, 1992.


Morton,, Lee Jack was born on April 20, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Lee Jack Senior and Theresa (Leonard) Morton.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Wayne State University, 1954. Corporation Public Relations Management Certified, American Management Association, 1969. Color Stripping Certified, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1990.


Display designer, Detroit History Museum, 1954-1957;graphic designer, Herbert/Morris Advertising, New York City, 1957-1960;production manager, Temco Press, New York City, 1960-1963;art instructor, Harlem Commonwealth Council, New York City, 1966-1972;public relations director, Haryou-Act, New York City, 1972-1978;art director, City of Newark, 1979-1996.


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  • Other Work

    • Illustrator (children's books) The Freedom Ship of Robert Smalls, 1970, Birthday Present for Kathy Kenyatta, 1971, Leroy, Oops!, 1972, Animal Stories from Africa, 1973.


Field secretary, English teacher Council of Federated Organizations, Jackson, Mississippi, 1964-1965. With United States Navy, 1947-1949. Member American Institute Graphic Artists.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: model building.


Married Carlene Hatcher, February 18, 1950 (divorced March 1960). 1 child, Glynda Leslie. Married Vivian Louise Shepherd, August 25, 1962.

Children: Jill Lei, Lee Jack III.

Lee Jack Senior Morton,

Theresa (Leonard) Morton,

Carlene Hatcher

Vivian Louise Shepherd

Glynda Leslie Morton,

Jill Lei Morton,

Lee Jack III Morton,