Edward Morris (businessman)
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For other people named Edward Morris, see Edward Morris (disambiguation).
As president of Morris and Company, Edward Morris was involved in the decision, in 1902, to form the National Packing Co. This holding company was targeted by Arba Seymour Van Valkenburgh under the Elkins Act and eventually broken up in 1912.
- "Guide to the Edward Morris House Collection 1913-1919". University of Chicago. Retrieved 2015-03-21.
Morris was born in Chicago on October 1, 1866. His father, Nelson Morris, founded Morris & Co. Edward was educated in Chicago public schools, and his natural aptitude and interest in his father's business led him to begin spending time there at age 14. In 1890, Morris married Helen Swift, a daughter of one of his two main competitors. The couple had four children, Nelson II, Edward, Jr., Ruth, and Muriel. Muriel Morris Gardner later became a renowned psychiatrist. ...
- "Ed. Morris Dead. Left $40,000,000. Chicago Packer, Son of the Late Nelson Morris, Was 47 Years Old. Began His Career at 14. Bought Interest of His Brother and Sisters After Father's Death. His Wife Was Helen Swift". New York Times. November 4, 1913. Retrieved 2015-03-21.
- "Morris Millions In Trust. Packer's Widow Controls. Will Be One of World's Wealthiest Women". New York Times. November 12, 1913. Retrieved 2015-03-21.
Mrs. Helen Swift Morris was placed in control of the $20,000,000 estate of her husband, Edward Morris, the packer, by his will filed here to-day. This makes Mrs. Morris, who inherited a large fortune from her father, Gustavus Swift, the packer, one of the wealthiest women in the world. ...
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