Cameron A. Morrison
Cameron A. Morrison
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from North Carolina's 10th district
January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1945
|Preceded by||Alfred L. Bulwinkle|
|Succeeded by||Joseph W. Ervin|
|United States Senator|
from North Carolina
December 13, 1930 – December 4, 1932
|Preceded by||Lee S. Overman|
|Succeeded by||Robert R. Reynolds|
|55th Governor of North Carolina|
January 12, 1921 – January 14, 1925
|Lieutenant||William B. Cooper|
|Preceded by||Thomas Walter Bickett|
|Succeeded by||Angus Wilton McLean|
|Born||October 5, 1869|
Rockingham, North Carolina
|Died||August 20, 1953 (aged 83)|
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
He was born in 1869 in Richmond County, North Carolina. With the backing of Sen. Furnifold Simmons and the help of race-baiting tactics employed by A. D. Watts, Morrison defeated O. Max Gardner in the 1920 Democratic primary for governor. He was later called "the Good Roads governor" for his support of a modern highway system. Morrison also pushed for increased funds for public education, while also battling the teaching of the theory of evolution.
He was later appointed to serve as a United States Senator for the state of North Carolina (after the death of Lee S. Overman) between 1930 and 1932, but lost his seat in the Democratic primary runoff to Robert R. Reynolds.
Morrison was later elected to one term in the United States House of Representatives from 1943 to 1945. He again lost a Democratic primary for a U.S. Senate seat in 1944, to Clyde R. Hoey. He died in Quebec City in 1953. A ten-story residence hall on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill is named in his honor.
- News & Observer: "What the obituary didn't say" by Rob Christensen Archived 2008-07-18 at the Wayback Machine
- "Evolution Controversy in NC in the 1920s". unc.edu. Archived from the original on 20 February 2009. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
- "Our Campaigns - NC US Senate - D Runoff Race - Jul 02, 1932". ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
- "Our Campaigns - NC District 10 Race - Nov 03, 1942". ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
- "Our Campaigns - NC US Senate - D Primary Race - May 27, 1944". ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- United States Congress. "Cameron A. Morrison (id: M000993)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Cameron A. Morrison at the North Carolina History Project
Thomas Walter Bickett
| Governor of North Carolina
Angus Wilton McLean
Lee Slater Overman
| U.S. Senator (Class 3) from North Carolina
Served alongside: Furnifold McLendel Simmons, Josiah William Bailey
Robert Rice Reynolds
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Alfred L. Bulwinkle
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 10th congressional district
Joseph Wilson Ervin
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