University of Edinburgh. George Watson"s College.
In 1919 he left the Army with the rank of Captain. In Parliament he acquired the nickname "Shakes", from his habit of quoting from the works of William Shakespeare. Morrison had a long ministerial career under four Prime Ministers (Ramsay MacDonald, Stanley Baldwin, Neville Chamberlain and Winston Churchill).
Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney-General 1931-1935,
Financial Secretary to the Treasury 1935-1936,
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries 1936-1939,
Minister of Food 1939-1940,
Minister for Town and Country Planning 1943-1945.
He further claimed that although Labour objected to the Conservatives calling themselves "National", the Conservatives had no objection in their opponents labelling themselves National-Socialists. In 1947 he attacked identity cards which had been introduced during the war because he believed they were a nuisance to law-abiding people and also because the cards were ineffective.
In 1951, when the Conservatives returned to power, Morrison was elected Speaker of the House of Commons. He was opposed by Labour Member of Parliament Major James Milner, who said it was his party"s turn to have a Speaker of the House.
lieutenant was the first contested election for the post in the twentieth century.
Morrison was elected in a vote on party lines. Morrison held the post of Speaker until 1959, when he announced that he would not be contesting the forthcoming general election but retiring for reasons of health. As was customary for former Speakers, he was made a Viscount, taking the title Viscount Dunrossil, of Vallaquie in the Isle of North Uist and County of Inverness.
Given his health, it surprised many when it was announced shortly thereafter that he had been chosen to succeed Sir William Slim as By this time support for the idea of British governors-general was declining in Australia, but the Liberal Prime Minister, Robert Menzies, was determined to maintain the British link (and, in particular, the Scottish link).
Dunrossil took office on 2 February 1960. However he died suddenly in Canberra only a year later (almost to the very day), on 3 February 1961.
He was buried in Canberra at historic Street John the Baptist Church, Reid and remains the only Australian governor-general to die in office. His Official Secretary throughout his term was Murray Tyrrell.
He was proud to wear his father"s vice-regal hat on formal occasions on the island colony.
Campaigning during the general election of 1945, Morrison attacked Socialism and contended that Hitler and Mussolini began as Socialists.
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He was elected to the House of Commons as Conservative Member of Parliament (Member of Parliament) for Cirencester and Tewkesbury in 1929.