Mount Etna Morris

Mount Etna Morris

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Mount Etna Morris (September 1, 1900 – July 8, 1988) was a U.S. politician from Missouri. A Democrat, he served three non-consecutive terms as State Treasurer of Missouri as well as Missouri Director of Revenue and two terms in the Missouri House of Representatives.

Early life and education

Mount Etna Morris was born September 1, 1900 in Dadeville, Missouri to hardware merchant Albert G. Morris and his wife. He had two siblings; brother A. George Morris, an official with the Missouri Department of Conservation, and sister Lucille (Morris) Upton, an author and newspaper reporter. Following graduation from Walnut Grove High School, M.E. Morris served his nation during World War One. After his military service Morris attended Southwest Missouri State College in Springfield and later the University of Missouri. On December 24, 1922, he married the former Helen Adamson of Everton, Missouri, and had two children. In April, 1967 he married Margery (Lott) Adamson, the widow of his first wifes relative.

Business and politics

In 1928, Morris founded and managed the People's Bank in Miller, Missouri. From 1932 to 1936, he served two terms in the Missouri House of Representatives. Following his service in the state legislature, he served as CEO of the Trenton National Bank from 1936 to 1945. He re-joined state government in 1945, serving for a year as Commissioner of the state Division of Finance, before becoming the first...
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