Thomas Morris (Wisconsin politician)

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Thomas Morris (December 9, 1861 – September 17, 1928) was the 22nd Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin from 1911 until 1915. He was born in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, St. Arnold Parish, Quebec. Morris settled in La Crosse, Wisconsin, where, he was a barber. Thomas Morris went to law school in Madison, Wisconsin, and returned to La Crosse, where he practice law. He married Lillian L. Pendleton and had nine children.

He was elected District Attorney for La Crosse County, Wisconsin and was elected to the Wisconsin State Senate. Thomas Morris was instrumental in establishing what is now University of Wisconsin–La Crosse in 1909.[1] In 1911, Morris was elected Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin as a Republican serving until 1915.

Thomas Morris died in New York City of a heart attack at the age of 67.



  • Members of County Bar Association Discuss Life and Career of Tom Morris, May 29, 1932, 'La Crosse Tribune'.
  • Thomas Morris, La Crosse Attorney, once Lieutenant Governor of State, June 5, 1932, 'La Crosse Tribune'.
  • Heart Attack is Fatal to Tom Morris, September 17, 1932, 'La Crosse Tribune'.
  • Newspaper clippings file courtesy of the La Crosse Public Library archives
Political offices
Preceded by
John Strange
Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin
Succeeded by
Edward Dithmar