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Morrison, Donald H., 1914-1959



  • Existence: 1914 - 1959

Donald Harvard Morrison was born on October 10, 1914 in Morgantown, West Virginia. He received his A.B. degree from West Virginia University in 1936, and his A.M. from Princeton in 1939. In 1940, Morrison became an instructor in Government at Louisiana State University. A year later, Princeton awarded him a PhD. Promoted to assistant professor in 1942, Morrison was also the Director of the Bureau of Governmental Research, edited the "Louisiana Municipal Review," and was awarded a social sciences grant. He took a leave of absence that year and went to Washington, DC to serve as an Administrative Analyst and Budget Examiner in the Bureau of the Budget for the duration of World War II. Morrison came to Dartmouth College in 1945 as an assistant professor of Government. Two years later, he was promoted to full professor and named Dean of the Faculty. In 1955, he became Dartmouth's first Provost, a position he held until his death in 1959. Morrison co-authored several books, "The United States at War" (1946), "American Democracy in Theory and Practice" (1951), and "Memo to a College Trustee" (1959).

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Donald Morrison papers

Identifier: MS-822
Overview Donald H. Morrison (1914-1959), government analyst and Provost of Dartmouth College. The collection contains correspondence, essays, reports, and manuscripts relating to his work in the U.S. Bureau of the Budget during World War II, his work in developing teacher training and teacher education, and research notes and manuscripts of his work on American government.