Morgan, Howard, 1914-

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Morgan, Howard, 1914-

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Howard Morgan was born in Tillamook, Oregon, in 1914. After his parents divorced when he was in the first grade, Morgan lived with his father in Portland, Oregon. He attended the University of Oregon and transferred to Reed College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in economics in 1940. He also studied at the University of California at Berkeley. In 1940, he and Rosina Corbett were married; they later had four children. During World War II, he worked for the Office of Defense Transportation and the Naval Air Transport Service. After his discharge in 1945, Morgan and his family settled in Portland. He represented Clackamas and Multnomah counties in the Oregon House of Representatives in 1949, was chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon in 1955, and was Oregon Public Utility Commissioner from 1957 to 1959. He was also a member of the Federal Power Commission in 1961. After an unsuccessful run for the Oregon Senate in 1966, Morgan retired. He and Rosina Morgan lived in Spain before returning to the Pacific Northwest. Howard Morgan died in 2012.


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