08/21/1918 - 12/17/1995

MORRIS, Samuel Wheeler, a Representative from Chester County; born in Atlantic City, Atlantic County, NJ, August 21, 1918; B.S., Harvard College, 1940; J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1949; captain, Corps of Engineers, United States Army (1941-1946, World War II); attorney, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; attorney, Cremers, Morris & Greenwood; farmer; executive board, Chester County Council; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1971 term and served 8 nonconsecutive terms thereafter (1973-1978 and 1981-1990); appointed, co-chair, Select Committee to Investigate the State Water Plan (1974); appointed, Select Committee on Seasonal Farm Laborers (1984); appointed, Select Committee to Investigate Limerick II (1984); appointed, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (1985-1990); appointed, chair, Select Committee on Land Use and Growth Management (1990); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the House (1978, 1990); died, December 17, 1995 in South Coventry Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania; interred, Saint Peters Church in the Great Valley Cemetery, Malvern, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Archival Collections

Papers of Samuel W. Morris, 1971-1978, 1981-1990, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Harrisburg.


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