Samuel Augustus Morris

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John R. Morris

Electoral District City at-large
Term Start September 1, 1942
Term End August 31, 1946
Preceded by F. Bradley Peyton Jr.
Succeeded by Gus K. Tebell

Biographical Information

Date of birth May 31, 1901
Date of death June 13, 1967
Place of birth City of Charlottesville, VA
Place of death Miami, Florida
Spouse None
Children None
Residence 330 Parkway Street
Profession Business, wholesale distribution
Religion Christian

Refer also: List of City Councilors

Samuel Augustus Morris (1901-1967) was a former vice-mayor and member of Charlottesville City Council, and former partner of Dettor, Edwards, and Morris - a wholesale distribution company formed in 1929 and operated until 1998 in Ivy.

1942 election

The 1942 election was held on June 9, 1942 for two open seats on the council, Roscoe S. Adams and Morris won without opposition. Outside of the voting places, there were no indication that an election was being held. There were no outside workers. Adams and Morris won the Democratic nominations in the primaries and the Republican party made no effort to provide any opposition.


Born May 31, 1901, in Charlottesville, Sam was the son of Samuel H. and Wilmonia "Monie" J. (née Smith) Morris and brother of Virginia Ruth Morris and Talmage "Tebo" H. Morris (1895-1944). Sam was a member of of the Charlottesville Lions Club and a member of the First Christian Church. In 1940, he lived at 330 Parkway Street with his mother and sister.

Morris died in a Miami, Florida hospital on June 13, 1967. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery.[1]

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  1. Obituaries: Former Councilman S. A. Morris Dies, author=staff, publisher=The Daily Progress|location JMRL micorfilm collection|publishdate June 14, 1967|accessdate=September 24, 2019

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