Thomas R. Morris
|13th Virginia Secretary of Education|
January 14, 2006 –January 16, 2010
|Preceded by||Peter A. Blake|
|Succeeded by||Gerard Robinson|
|19th President of Emory & Henry College|
|Preceded by||Charles Sydnor|
|Succeeded by||Rosalind Reichard|
Thomas Robbins Morris
July 28, 1944
Roanoke, Virginia, U.S.
|Alma mater|| Virginia Military Institute |
University of Virginia
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