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Pennsylvania State Senate

Walter Edmund Morris


Session Position District Party
1963 37 Republican
1964 37 Republican
 Counties   Indiana, Jefferson


1891 - 1985

Senator Morris was born in Punxsutawney, June 10, 1891, the son of Dr. Joseph Bowman and Ella (Means) Morris. He married Margaret Gillilland. Walter attended public schools in Punxsutawney; Oregon State College (B.S.); and University of Michigan law School (LL.B.); collegiate orator; member Delta Sigma Rho and Sigma Delta Kappa; attorney; member of the Jefferson County Court; Pa. Supreme Court; and U.S. District Court; served as Jefferson County District Attorney, 1922-1933; unsuccessful bid for Congress, 1936; Captain and personnel adjutant, 54th US Infantry, WWI, discharged with same rank in 28th Div.; served in France, July 1918 to May 1919; organized and was first Captain of the National Guard Cavalry at Punxsutawney in 1921; member of county and state bar associations, and numerous fraternal and civic associations; elected to the Senate, November 6, 1962. Senator Morris died in December 1985, Punxsutawney.