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Morris, Joseph Wilson

Born 1922 in Rice County, KS

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on March 19, 1974, to a seat vacated by Edwin Langley. Confirmed by the Senate on April 5, 1974, and received commission on April 12, 1974. Served as chief judge, 1975-1978. Service terminated on July 31, 1978, due to resignation.

Washburn University, A.B., 1943
Washburn University School of Law, LL.B., 1947
University of Michigan Law School, LL.M., 1948
University of Michigan Law School, S.J.D., 1955

Professional Career:

U.S. Navy, 1943-1946
Staff attorney, Shell Oil Company, 1948-1960
General counsel, Amerada Petroleum Corporation, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1960-1969
Vice president and associate general counsel, Amerada Hess Corporation, 1969-1972
Dean, University of Tulsa College of Law, 1972-1974
Vice president and general counsel, Shell Oil Company, 1978-1983
Private practice, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1983-