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Willie Morris

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Willie Morris, American author, editor. Member P.E.N. Club, Society Rhodes Scholars, American Civil Liberties Union, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, Sigma Delta Chi, Delta Tau Delta.

Background

Morris, Willie was born on November 29, 1934 in Jackson, Mississippi, United States. Son of Henry Rae and Marion (Weaks) Morris.

Education

Bachelor, University Texas, 1956. Bachelor (Rhodes scholar 1956), New College, Oxford University, England, 1959. Master of Arts, New College, Oxford University, England, 1960.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Grinnell College, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Gettysburg College, 1968.

Career

Associate editor Texas Observer, Austin, 1960, editor in chief, 1960-1962. Associate editor Harper's magazine, 1963-1965, executive editor, 1965-1967, editor in chief, 1967-1971. Vice president Harper's Magazine, Inc., 1967-1971.

Writer-in-residence University Mississippi, 1980-1991. Honorary fellow Silliman College, Yale.

Works

Membership

Member P.E.N. Club, Society Rhodes Scholars, American Civil Liberties Union, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, Sigma Delta Chi, Delta Tau Delta.

Connections

Married Celia Ann Buchan, August 30, 1958 (divorced 1969). 1 child, David Rae; married JoAnne Shirley Prichard, September 14, 1991.

mother:
Marian Weaks Monas

spouse:
Celia Buchan