Thomas Morris (Wisconsin politician)
|Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin|
January 2, 1911 – January 4, 1915
|Governor||Francis E. McGovern|
|Preceded by||John Strange|
|Succeeded by||Edward Dithmar|
|Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly|
December 9, 1861|
|Died||September 17, 1928
New York City, United States
|Spouse(s)||Lillian L. Pendleton|
|Alma mater||University of Wisconsin Law School|
Thomas Morris (December 9, 1861 – September 17, 1928) was an American lawyer and politician in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. He served in the Wisconsin State Senate and was the 22nd Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin from 1911 until 1915.
Morris was born in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, St. Arnold Parish, Quebec. He attended the common schools in Quebec before moving to La Crosse, Wisconsin where he worked as a barber. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison, Wisconsin in 1889, and returned to La Crosse to practice law.
In 1898 he was elected District Attorney for La Crosse County, Wisconsin, and was reelected in 1900. He served as the chairman of the Republican Congressional Committee of the Seventh Congressional District before being elected to the Wisconsin State Senate in 1904 and 1908. Morris was instrumental in establishing what is now University of Wisconsin–La Crosse in 1909.
Morris married Lillian L. Pendleton and had nine children.
- Wisconsin Alumni Association (1905). Wisconsin Alumni Magazine, Volume 7. Wisconsin Alumni Association. p. 125.
- Legislative Reference Bureau (1913). State of Wisconsin Blue Book. Legislative Reference Bureau. p. 528.
- Legislative Reference Bureau (1909). The Wisconsin Blue Book. Legislative Reference Bureau. p. 1105.
- "Did You Know? Bits of UW-L History". University of Wisconsin La Crosse. Retrieved May 30, 2014.
- Wisconsin Legislature (1911). The Wisconsin Blue Book. Wisconsin Legislature. p. 662.
- 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
|Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin