Representative Conway Edwin Morris View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 11/16/1966
Birth Place: Waukee, IA
Birth County: Dallas
Birth Country: USA
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 54 (1951)
55 (1953) - 56 (1955)
Home County: Dallas
Conway Edwin Morris
Dallas County


MR. SPEAKER: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character and public service of the late Honorable Conway E. Morris, begs leave to submit the following memorial:

Conway Morris was born in Dallas County on February 16, 1894. He was educated at the Waukee High school and attended the Capital City Commercial College in Des Moines. He lived his entire lifetime in Dallas County where he was actively engaged in farming and livestock feeding.

He married May Drake on June 10, 1916. Three children were born to this union, one son and two daughters.

Mr. Morris served on the County Board of Education for twenty-five years; he was a charter member of the Farm Bureau and a member of the Rotary Club, Masonic Delta Lodge at Dallas Center, a 32nd degree Mason of the Consistory and a member of the Za-Ga-Zig Shrine.

After World War II, he traveled extensively in Europe where he made a study of economic conditions. He was an officer of the Travelcade Bureau of the Avian Trailer Company, and traveled in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Mr. Moris, a Republican, served in the Iowa House of Representatives in the Fifty-fourth, Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth General Assemblies as the Representative from Dallas County. He died Nov. 16, 1966.

Surviving Mr. Morris, are his widow, May Morris, and children, Robert Morris, Dallas Center; Mrs. Roberta Cramp, Haverstown, Pa.; and Mrs. Jeanette Acheson, West Des Moines, and seven grandchildren.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SIXTY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF IOWA: That in the passing of the Honorable Conway E. Morris, the state has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the House by this resolution would express its appreciation of his service, and tender its sympathy to the members of the family.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the Journal of the House and that the Chief Clerk be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.