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Clarence Clapp Morrison

BLOOMINGTON, IND. -- Clarence Morrison, 76, of Bloomington, Ind., passed away on Wednesday afternoon, August 6, 2008.

Professor Morrison was born June 19, 1932, in Greensboro, N.C., to the Rev. Clarence N. Morrison and Ava Clapp Morrison.

Professor Morrison graduated from Davidson College in 1954, and completed his Master's degree in 1956, at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, N.C. The next three years were spent in the U.S. Navy, assigned to the destroyer USS Putnam, based in Norfolk, Va. He then returned to the University of North Carolina and completed his Ph.D. in 1964. His first faculty appointments were at the University of Virginia (1964-67) and the University of Georgia (1967-70).

Professor Morrison arrived at Indiana University in 1970, and served as a professor there until 1996. He continued on as an active scholar for the rest of his years and was widely involved in the economics society, serving as vice president, then president of the Atlantic Economic Society, and on the Board of Editors at the Atlantic Economic Journal. Throughout his career, he taught classes, published more than 60 articles over a wide variety of topics and served as a journal referee.

Professor Morrison will be remembered for his love of the open road, traveling by both automobile and motorcycle. Some of his passions included genealogy, antique cars and his family.

Professor Morrison is survived by his wife of 52 years, Geraldine Whitesides Morrison, with whom he has shared many fine memories; his two sons, Robert Morrison and his wife, Debbie, and their son, Joseph, of Davis, Calif., and Fred Morrison and his wife, Lisa, of Whitby, Ontario, Canada.

A burial service will be held at a later date at Brick United Church of Christ in Burlington, N.C.

Allen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (812-336-4270).

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