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Richard Neely Morrison, American deacon. Bar: Arizona 1978, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1983, Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1983; ordained deacon, Episcopal Church. Recipient Distinguished Achievement award Arizona State University, 1989, American Jurisprudence Labor Law award, Navy Commendation medal.


Morrison, Richard Neely was born on June 4, 1947 in Mesa, Arizona, United States. Son of Marvin R. and June (Neely) R.


Bachelor of Science, Northern Arizona University, 1970. Juris Doctor, University Houston, 1977. MAV, San Francisco Theological Seminary, 1991.

Studied agricultural ecno. (honors progressive), University of Arizona, 1965—1967. Studied Mexican law, Cuernavaca (Mexico).

Studied English constitutional law and history, Oxford University, England.


Trustee, School of Theology, Claremont, California, 1986-1991;vice president, School of Theology, Claremont, California, 1989-1990;vice-chairman of the executive committee, School of Theology, Claremont, California, 1989-1991;partner, Ryley, Carlock and Applewhite, Phoenix, 1990-1994;chancellor, Episcopal Diocese Arizona, Phoenix, since 1993;partner, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, Phoenix. Lay observor Board Ordained Ministry, Desert Southwest Conference, United Methodist Church, Phoenix, 1987-1991. Local preacher The Methodist Church, Gilbert, Arizona, 1969-1971.

Chairman Religious Studies Associations, Arizona State University, 1988-1989. Director Institute Servant Leadership, Asheville, North Carolina.


  • Bar: Arizona 1978, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1983, Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1983. Ordained deacon, Episcopal Church.


  • Other Work

    • Contributed articals to professional journals.


Advisory Morrison Institute Public Policy, director C. Of C. Maricopa County, County Farm Bureau, Maricopa County Pollution Control Corporation, bd director, USDA’s National Advisory Council for Rural Development, Arizona State University, Tempe. President Arizona Republican Caucus, 1984-1985. Lieutenant United States Navy, 1970-1976.

Fellow Arizona Bar Foundation. Member Maricopa County Bar Association Masons, Arizona Strategic Plan for Ecno. Development (agricultural Cluster Committee), Alpha Gamma Rho agricultural fraternity, Phi Eta Sigma national honor society, Blue Key and Phi Kappa Phi, Order of the Barons.


Married Elaine Grangaard, December 8, 1973. Children: Julie Catherine, Ellen Christine.

Marvin R. R.

June (Neely) R.

Elaine Grangaard

Julie Catherine Morrison

Ellen Christine Morrison