|Thomas G. Morris|
|Member of the |
U.S. House of Representatives
from New Mexico's At-large district (Seat A)
January 3, 1959 –January 3, 1969
|Preceded by||John J. Dempsey|
|Succeeded by||District abolished|
|Member of the |
New Mexico House of Representatives
|Born||Thomas Gayle Morris|
August 20, 1919
Carbon, Texas, U.S.
|Died|| March 4, 2016 96) (aged|
Amarillo, Texas, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of New Mexico|
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