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Tuesday, November 05, 2013
(Last modified: 2013-11-05 08:41:43)

Source: The Newport Plain Talk

RALEIGH, NC—Cocke County native Judge Fred Gilbert Morrison, Jr. was among those honored by the North Carolina State Bar at the group’s annual 50-Year Lawyers’ Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 24. The event was held in Raleigh’s Marriott City Center Hotel at noon with Louis Philip ‘Tony’ Hornthal, Jr. as guest speaker.

Morrison, who grew up in Newport and graduated from Cocke County High School in 1957, earned his undergraduate degree from Maryville College in 1960 and then entered Wake Forest University School of Law, where he graduated in 1963. From 1982-1990, he completed a Master of Divinity Studies degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He began his practice of law in 1963 as an associate attorney with E. W. Hooper in Thomasville, NC. From 1965-69, he was both board attorney for the Thomasville City Board of Education and solicitor for the Thomasville Recorder’s Court.

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