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Editor , broadcaster , lexicographer , newspaper columnist , author

William Morris, American Editor, author, newspaper columnist, radio and television broadcaster, lexicographer. Indiana candidate for Vice President United States, 1976. Served to Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Maritime Service, 1943-1945. Member American Library Association, College English Association, National Council Teachers English, Mencken Society (Baltimore chapter), Gallups Island Radio Association.

Background

Morris, William was born on April 13, 1913 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Charles Hyndman and Elizabeth Margaret (Hanna) Morris.

Education

AB, Harvard University, 1934; postgraduate, Bates College, 1989; postgraduate, Arizona State University, 1990.

Career

Instructor English and Latin,, Newman School, 1935-1937; member of staff college department, G.&C. Merriam Company, 1937-1943; managing editor, Grosset & Dunlap, 1945-1947; executive editor, Grosset & Dunlap, 1947-1953; editor-in-chief, Grosset & Dunlap, 1953-1960; executive editor, Encyclopedia International, 1960-1962; editor-in-chief, Grolier Universal Encyclopedia, 1962-1964; editor-in-chief, American Heritage Dictionary, 1964-1972; editor-in-chief, Xerox Intermediate Dictionary and Weekly Reader Beginning Dictionary, 1971-1994.

Works

Membership

Indiana candidate for Vice President United States, 1976. Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Maritime Service, 1943-1945. Member American Library Association, College English Association, National Council Teachers English, Mencken Society (Baltimore chapter), Gallups Island Radio Association Clubs: Coffee House, Dutch Treat (president emeritus), Harvard, Overseas Press, Silurians, Artists and Writers, Banshees, The Players (New York City).

Connections

Married Jane Frazer, August 7, 1939. Married Mary Elizabeth Davis, February 8, 1947. Children: Ann Elizabeth Morris Downie, Susan Jane, John Boyd, William Frazer, Mary Elizabeth, Evan Nathanael.

father:
Charles Hyndman Morris

mother:
Elizabeth Margaret (Hanna) Morris

spouses:
Mary Elizabeth Davis

Jane Frazer

children:
Evan Nathanael Morris

Mary Elizabeth Morris

Ann Elizabeth Morris Downie Morris

William Frazer Morris

John Boyd Morris

Susan Jane Morris