Jacob Haight Morrison

Politician, Deceased Person

1905 – 1974

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Who was Jacob Haight Morrison?

Jacob Haight Morrison, IV, was an attorney, journalist, author, and historical preservationist from New Orleans, Louisiana. He helped preserve the Vieux Carre or French Quarter, which has been designated as a National Historic District, and published a pioneer textbook on historic preservation law.

He was born into a political family: his father was district attorney of Pointe Coupee Parish, and his half-brother deLesseps Story "Chep" Morrison, Sr. later was elected as Mayor of New Orleans. Chep's son DeLesseps Story "Toni" Morrison, Jr. was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives.

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Born
Mar 12, 1905
New Roads
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Louisiana State University
  • Tulane University
  • Tulane University Law School
Lived in
  • Louisiana
Died
Dec 4, 1974
New Orleans

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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