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Morris Dees

Morris DeesAKA Morris Seligman Dees, Jr.

Born: 16-Dec-1936
Birthplace: Shorter, AL

Gender: Male
Religion: Unitarian [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Activist, Attorney
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Bankrupted the Klan


[1] Formerly a Baptist lay preacher, presently a Unitarian. White nationalist Louis Beam refers to Dees as an "Antichrist Jew", but without any factual basis. See Morris Dees, A Season for Justice (1991), page 94, and also "Klan's Wealthy Pursuer Says He Understands Them", Wilmington Morning Star, 28 July 1986.

Father: Morris Seligman Dees, Sr. (d. 1961, traffic accident)
Mother: Annie Ruth Dees
Sister: Carolyn
Wife: Beverly Crum (m. 15-Apr-1955, div.)
Wife: Maureene Buck (div.)
Wife: Elizabeth Breen
Son: Morris III (by Beverly)
Son: Johnny (by Beverly)
Daughter: Ellie (by Maureene)

    High School: (1955)
    University:
BA, University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa (1958)
    Law School: LLB, University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa (1960)

    American Civil Liberties Union
    Future Farmers of America 1955
    George McGovern for President, 1972 1971-72
    John Edwards for President
    John Kerry for President
    Nader 2000
    Sierra Club
    Southern Poverty Law Center
    Scottish Ancestry

Author of books:
A Season for Justice: The Life and Times of Civil Rights Lawyer Morris Dees (1991, memoir, with Steve Fiffer)
Hate on Trial: The Case Against America's Most Dangerous Neo-Nazi (1993, nonfiction, with Steve Fiffer)
Gathering Storm: America's Militia Threat (1997, nonfiction, with James Corcoran)


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