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DeLesseps S. Morrison

AKA DeLesseps Story Morrison, Sr.

Born: 18-Jan-1912
Birthplace: New Roads, LA
Died: 22-May-1964
Location of death: Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Cause of death: Accident - Airplane
Remains: Buried, Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, LA

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Mayor of New Orleans, 1946-61

Military service: US Army (WWII, Col.); US Army Reserve (Maj. Gen.)

Father: Jacob Haight Morrison III (district attorney, b. 1875, d. 1929)
Mother: Anita Olivier
Wife: Corinne Waterman (m. 3-Oct-1942, d. 26-Feb-1959)
Son: John Randolph Waterman Morrison (b. 24-Sep-1956, d. 22-May-1964 airplane crash)
Son: DeLesseps Story Morrison, Jr. ("Toni", politician, d. 21-Aug-1969 lung cancer)

    University: Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge (1932)
    Law School: Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge (1934)

    US Ambassador to the Organization of American States (1961-63)
    Mayor of New Orleans (4-Apr-1946 to 17-Jul-1961)
    Louisiana State House of Representatives 12th (1939-42)
    Louisiana State Bar Association
    Bronze Star


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