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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.

Education:
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-