MORRIS, Thomas Gayle

MORRIS, Thomas Gayle
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1919–2016

Biography

MORRIS, Thomas Gayle, a Representative from New Mexico; born in Eastland County, Tex., August 20, 1919; moved to New Mexico; served as an enlisted man in the United States Navy from November 12, 1937, to March 22, 1944; engaged in farming and ranching in Quay County, N.Mex.; graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1948; member of the State house of representatives 1953-1958; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1969); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1968 to the Ninety-first Congress; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate in 1972; management consultant and vice president, Bank Securities, Inc.; died on March 4, 2016, in Amarillo, Tex.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

New Mexico State University
Rio Grande Historical Collections,

Las Cruces, NM
Papers: ca. 1954-1969, approximately 160 linear feet. The collection consist chiefly of Congressman Thomas Gayle Morris's office files, which contain correspondence, printed materials, government documents, financial records, and photographs. Also included are campaign materials, case files, congressional hearing transcripts, research notes, reports, speeches, press statements, and other records pertaining to the legislative branch of the government. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

New Mexico State Library

Santa Fe, NM
Papers: In New Mexico Governor David Cargo's Papers, 1967-1970, 86 linear feet. Other authors include Thomas Gayle Morris.
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