Clarence Clapp Morrison ’54

Clarence Clapp Morrison ’54, of Bloomington, Ind., passed away Aug. 6. Clarence was born June 19, 1932, in Greensboro, N.C., to the Rev. Clarence N. Morrison ’21 and Ava Clapp Morrison. He graduated from Davidson and completed his master’s degree in 1956 at UNC Chapel Hill. 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 Univ. of North Carolina and completed his Ph.D. in 1964. His first faculty appointments were at the University of Virginia and the University of Georgia. Clarence arrived at Indiana University in 1970, and served as a professor there until 1996. He continued as an active scholar and was widely involved in the Atlantic Economic Society, serving as both vice president and president, and was also involved with 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. Clarence 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. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Geraldine Whitesides Morrison, 4587 E. Heritage Woods Rd., Bloomington, IN 47401, with whom he has shared many fine memories; his son, Robert Morrison (Debbie) and their son, Joseph; and his son, Fred Morrison (Lisa).