Thomas R. Morris

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Thomas R. Morris
13th Virginia Secretary of Education
In office
January 14, 2006 January 16, 2010
Governor Tim Kaine
Preceded by Peter A. Blake
Succeeded by Gerard Robinson
19th President of Emory & Henry College
In office
1992–2006
Preceded byCharles Sydnor
Succeeded byRosalind Reichard
Personal details
Born
Thomas Robbins Morris

(1944-07-28) July 28, 1944 (age 74)
Roanoke, Virginia, U.S.
Alma mater Virginia Military Institute
University of Virginia

Thomas Robbins Morris (born July 28, 1944) is an American educator who served as Secretary of Education in the cabinet of Virginia Governor Tim Kaine from 2006 to 2010. Prior to his appointment, he served fourteen years as the President of Emory and Henry College in Emory, Virginia. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1966 with a degree in history and received a Master of Arts and Ph.D. in government from the University of Virginia. [1] [2]

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References

  1. Virginia, Webmaster, Library of. "Virginia Memory: Secretary of Education". Virginia Memory.
  2. Helderman, Rosalind S. (7 January 2006). "Kaine Announces Education Secretary". The Washington Post.