Thomas Gayle MORRIS, Congress, NM (1919)

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.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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