Member Biography

Walter Edmund Morris 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1961       37 Republican
1962       37 Republican
1963       37 Republican
1964       37 Republican

COUNTIES: Indiana, Jefferson  


06/10/1891 - 12/18/1985

Walter Edmund Morris (R37) Indiana and Jefferson Counties 1961-1964

Early Life:

Walter Edmund Morris, born June 10, 1891, Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania; son of Doctor Joseph Bowman and Ella Means Morris; Punxsutawney public school education; Oregon State College B.S.; University of Michigan Law School, LL.B.; collegiate orator; member Delta Sigma Rho and Sigma Delta Kappa; attorney; member, Jefferson County Court, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, United States District Court; captain, personnel adjutant, 54th United States Infantry, WWI, France, 1918-1919; organized, first captain, National Guard Cavalry, Punxsutawney, 1921; elected, Jefferson County District Attorney, 1922-1933; unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress, 1936; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1961-1964; married, Margaret Gilliland Morris (d.1977), daughter, Ann Morris Hibbard, married, Anne Gilliland Morris, 1977; died, December 18, 1985, Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania; interment, Olive Cemetery, Oliveburg, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Jefferson County District Attorney, 1922-1933. 

Unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress, 1936.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 37th district, Indiana and Jefferson Counties, 1961-1964.


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members M"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

Walter Edmund Morris (1891-1985) - Find a Grave Memorial