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Lawyer

Newbold Morris, American lawyer. Fellow, Branford College, Yale; Member of New York State Bar Association, Bra Association City of New York, Alpha Delta Phi, Phi Delta Phi, Scroll and Key. Decorated by General de Gaulle with the Order of Officier, French Legion of Honor, 1945; Mason, Elk, Knights of Pythias.

Background

Morris, Newbold was born on February 2, 1902 in New York City. Son of Newbold and Helen Schermerhorn (Kingsland) Morris.

Education

Graduate Groton School, 1921. Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1925. Bachelor of Laws, 1928.

Career

Fellow, Branford College, Yale. Practice of law associate with Morris & McVeigh, New York City, 1929-1933. Assistant Corporate Counsel, member Board Aldermen, City of New York, 1934-1937.

President Council City of New York, 1938-1946. Partner law firm Lovejoy, Morris, Wasson & Huppuch. Chairman Box Industry, 1958.

Trustee Bank of Savings City of New York Special assistant to the United States Attorney General, 1952. Commissioner parks, New York City, since 1960. Executive secretary New York City World’s Fair Commission, 1964-1965.

New York City representative regional office Civilian Defense, 1941-1945. Chairman New York City War Council. New York City Police Athletic League.

Trustee Hampton Institute (Virginia), Spence School, 1933-1935, Buckley School, Home for Incurables, Bronx, New York, Memorial Hospital for Treatment Cancer, New York City, 1934-1948. President, director Children’s Welfare Federation, New York City, 1931-1945. President Henry Street Settlement, New York Visiting Nurses Association, 1945-1948, Youth-builders, Inc., 1937-1945.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Let the Chips Falls, 1955.

Membership

Fellow, Branford College, Yale. Member of New York State Bar Association, Bra Association City of New York, Alpha Delta Phi, Phi Delta Phi, Scroll and Key. Decorated by General de Gaulle with the Order of Officier, French Legion of Honor, 1945.

Mason, Elk, Knights of Pythias. Clubs: National Golf Links of America (Southampton, Long Island).

Connections

Married Margaret Copley Thaw, September 1925 (divorced).; married second, Constance Hand Jordan, 1942. Children: Peter, Newbold.

father:
Newbold Morris

mother:
Helen Schermerhorn (Kingsland) Morris

spouses:
Margaret Copley Thaw

Constance Hand Jordan

children:
Peter Morris

Newbold Morris