MORRIS, NED BRADFORD
MORRIS, NED BRADFORD (1860–1929). Ned Bradford Morris, lawyer and state official, was born near Henderson, Texas, on September 4, 1860, the son of Mary (Bradford) and Stephen Decatur Morris. He married Minnie Louise Gould, one of the first female graduates of the University of Texas, on March 27, 1889. He was admitted to the bar at Henderson, then was elected county attorney of Rusk County. In 1895 he was a leader in the Democratic party's "silver" wing and in 1896 and 1900 was a presidential elector for Texas. He was appointed an assistant attorney general in 1899 but served less than two years. As a special investigator and prosecutor for Governor Joseph D. Sayers, he helped to restore order to a portion of East Texas that had been subject to mob rule. In later life Morris practiced law in Houston, where he died on November 29, 1929.
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