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Sterling Morton, American investments. member appeal board Selective Service System, 1942-1944; Member Illinois Manufacturers Association (president 1942-1943, Chairman, Board Of Directors, 1st vice president 1934-1935), Chamber of Commerce United States of America (director 1936-1940), International Chamber of Commerce (United States Council), Chicago History Society (trustee).; Served Selective Service World War.

Background

Morton, Sterling was born on August 25, 1885 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Joy and Carrie (Lake) Morton.

Education

Educated Chateau de Lancy, Geneva, Switzerland. Princeton-Yale School, Chicago. Lawrenceville (New Jersey) School.

Bachelor of Letters, Princeton University, 1906. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Harding College.

Career

Upon leaving college, 1906, began with the Morton Salt Company, of which is now chairman and director. President Morkrum-Kleinschmidt Corporation (now Teletype Corporation), manufacturers telegraph typewriters, until 1930. President, director Morton Building Corporation, 1934-1937, Louisiana Furs, Inc., 1934-1958, Sodak Corporation Chairman industrial div.

Republican National Committee, 1936. Treasurer Republican Program Committee, 1938. Director Morton Arboretum, chairman 1953.

Director Chicago Association Commerce (1936-1941). Member appeal board Selective Service System, 1942-1944. Governor Chicago District, Smaller War Plants Corporation, 1943-1944.

Chairman Cook County Highway Authority, 1943-1944. Director Chicago Post, Army Ordnance Association, 1939-1948. Trustee King Home for Old Men, Morton Arboretum.

Membership

Member appeal board Selective Service System, 1942-1944. Member Illinois Manufacturers Association (president 1942-1943, Chairman, Board Of Directors, 1st vice president 1934-1935), Chamber of Commerce United States of America (director 1936-1940), International Chamber of Commerce (United States Council), Chicago History Society (trustee). Served Selective Service World War.

Clubs: Chicago, Chicago Yacht, Attic, Onwentsia, Casino.

Connections

Married Preston Owsley, November 2, 1910. Children: Suzette P. (Mistress.

father:
Joy Morton

mother:
Carrie (Lake) Morton

spouse:
Preston Owsley

child:
Suzette P. (Mrs Morton